Joanna L. Grossman

Joanna L. Grossman

Full-time faculty

Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law and Professor of Law

Biography

Professor Grossman is the inaugural Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law. 
 
After graduating with distinction from Stanford Law School, Professor Grossman began her career as a clerk for Ninth Circuit Judge William A. Norris. She also worked as staff counsel at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. as a recipient of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship. In addition, she practiced law at the Washington, D.C. firm of Williams & Connolly LLP.
 
Prior to coming to SMU Dedman School of Law, Professor Grossman taught at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she served as the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law.  

Professor Grossman writes extensively on sex discrimination and workplace equality, with a particular focus on issues such as sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. Her book, NINE TO FIVE:  HOW GENDER, SEX AND SEXUALITY CONTINUE TO DEFINE THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE (Cambridge, 2016), provides a lively and accessible discussion of contemporary cases and events that show gender continues to define the work experience in both predictable and surprising ways. She is also an expert in family law, especially parentage law and the state regulation of marriage. She is co-author (with Lawrence M. Friedman) of INSIDE THE CASTLE:  LAW AND THE FAMILY IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN (Princeton University Press, 2011), a comprehensive social history of U.S. family law. She has published articles in Stanford Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and the Yale Journal on Law and Feminism, among other places. Grossman is the coeditor of GENDER EQUALITY:  DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN'S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Cambridge University Press, 2009), an interdisciplinary anthology that explores persistent gaps between formal commitments to gender equality and the reality of women’s lives, and FAMILY LAW IN NEW YORK (Carolina Academic Press, 2015).  She is also a regular columnist for Justia’s Verdict, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her work on parentage law. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Sex Discrimination
  • Family Law

Education

B.A. Amherst College
J. D. with distinction, (Order of the Coif) Stanford Law School

 

Courses

Women and Law
Family Law

Books

NINE TO FIVE:  HOW GENDER, SEX AND SEXUALITY CONTINUE TO DEFINE THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE (Cambridge University Press 2016)
 
NEW YORK FAMILY LAW (Carolina Academic Press 2015) (with Barbara Stark)
 
GENDER LAW AND POLICY (2d ed. 2014) (with Katharine Bartlett and Deborah Rhode) (undergraduate edition)
 
GENDER AND LAW:  THEORY, DOCTRINE, COMMENTARY (6th ed.  2013; 7th ed. forthcoming 2016) (with Katharine Bartlett and Deborah Rhode)
           
INSIDE THE CASTLE:  LAW AND THE FAMILY IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICA (Princeton University Press 2011; paperback ed. 2014) (with Lawrence M. Friedman) (co-winner of David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History)
 
GENDER EQUALITY:  DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN'S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Cambridge University Press 2009; paperback ed. 2012) (Linda C. McClain and Joanna L. Grossman, eds.)
 
OUTSIDE THECASTLE:  PRIVACY AND SECRECY IN LEGAL PERSPECTIVE (in progress) (with Lawrence M. Friedman)
 

Articles

Does Sexual Harassment Training Work (forthcoming) (with Vicki J. Magley)

Rainbow Loving, 92 New York University Law Review Online 101 (2017)

Parental Rights versus Parental Status, 32 Constitutional Commentary 307 (2017)

Expanding the Core: Pregnancy Discrimination Law as it Reaches Full Term52 Idaho Law Review (2016)

Parentage Without Gender, 17 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 717 (2016)
 
Looking Forward, Moving Back: A Retrospective on Sexual Harassment Law, Boston University Law Review (2015)
 
Hard Labor: The Pregnant Body at Work, Law, Culture & the Humanities 1 (2015)
 
Family Law’s Loose Canon, 93 Texas Law Review 681 (2015) (review essay)
 
Introduction to Amici Curiae Brief in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 36 Women’s Rights Law Reporter 66 (2015) (with Deborah L. Brake)
 
Double Take: Embezzled Lives, 83 University of Cincinnati Law Review 117 (2014) (with Lawrence M. Friedman)
 
Unprotected Sex: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35, 21 Duke Journal of Law & Gender 67 (2014) (with Deborah L. Brake)
 
Review of Laura Briggs, Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption, 100 Journal of American History 255 (2013)
 
Review of Holly J. McCammon, The U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adoption: A More Just Verdict, 31 Law and History Review 899 (2013)
 
Independent Together, 48 Tulsa Law Review 313 (2013) (book review)
 
A Private Underworld: The Naked Body in Law and Society, 61 Buffalo Law Review 149 (2013) (with Lawrence M. Friedman)
 
Defense of Marriage Act, Will You Please Go Now!, Cardozo Law Review de * novo 155 (2012)
 
The New Illegitimacy: Tying Parentage to Marital Status for Lesbian Co-Parents, 20 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law 671 (2012)
 
Pregnancy and the False Promise of Equal Citizenship, 98 Georgetown Law Journal 567 (2010)
 
Civil Rites: The Gay Marriage Controversy in Historical Perspective, in LAW, SOCIETY, AND HISTORY:  THEMES IN THE LEGAL SOCIOLOGY AND LEGAL HISTORY OF LAWRENCE M. FRIEDMAN (Cambridge 2011)
 
Making Pregnancy Work: Overcoming the PDA’s Capacity-Based Model, 21 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 15 (2009) (with Gillian Thomas)
 
Pregnancy and Social Citizenship, in GENDER EQUALITY:  DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN'S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Joanna Grossman & Linda McClain, eds., 2009)
       
Introduction to GENDER EQUALITY:  DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN'S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Joanna Grossman & Linda McClain, eds., 2009) (with Linda McClain)
 
Book Review: Wives Without Husbands: Marriage, Desertion, & Welfare in New York, 1900-1935, Law and History Review (2008)
 
The Failure of Title VII as a Rights-Claiming System, 86 North Carolina Law Review 859 (2008)
 
The Legacy of Loving, 51 Howard Law Journal 15 (2007) (with John Gregory) (symposium) (reprinted in Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World (Kevin Noble Maillard & Rose Cuison Villazor, eds.) (Cambridge 2012)
 
Introduction to Symposium on Family Boundaries: Third-Party Rights and Obligations with Respect to Children, 40 Family Law Quarterly 3 (2006)
 
Resurrecting Comity: Revisiting the Problem of Non-Uniform Marriage Laws, 84 Oregon Law Review 433 (2005)
 
Fear and Loathing in Massachusetts: Same-Sex Marriage and Some Lessons from the History of Marriage and Divorce, 14 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 87 (2004)
 
Job Security Without Equality: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 15 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 17 (2004)
 
Feminist Law Journals and the Rankings Conundrum, 12 Columbia Journal of Gender & Law 522 (2003)
       
The Culture of Compliance: The Final Triumph of Form over Substance in Sexual Harassment Law, 26 Harvard Women’s Law Journal 1 (2003)
 
Making a Federal Case Out of It: Section 1981 and At-Will Employment, 67 Brooklyn Law Review 329 (2001)
       
Separated Spouses, 53 Stanford Law Review 1613 (2001) (review essay)
 
The First Bite is Free: Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment, 61 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 671 (2000)
 
Adoption in the Progressive Era: Preserving, Creating, and Re-Creating Families, 43 American Journal of Legal History 235 (1999) (with Chris Guthrie)
 
The Road Less Taken: Annulment at the Turn of the Century, 40 American Journal of Legal History 307 (1996) (with Chris Guthrie)
 
Guardianship: A Research Note, 40 American Journal of Legal History 146 (1996) (with Lawrence M. Friedman and Chris Guthrie)
 
Women's Jury Service: Right of Citizenship or Privilege of Difference?, 46 Stanford Law Review 1115 (1994) (Note)
 

Publications

COMMENTARY

Professor Grossman is a regular columnist for Verdict, a legal commentary site hosted by Justia.com.  Her columns are available at http://verdict.justia.com/author/grossman/

From October 2000 until December 2010, Professor Grossman was a columnist for FindLaw’s Writ.  A complete archive of her columns is available at http://writ.news.findlaw.com/grossman/. She has published this column biweekly for over fourteen years (over 350 total), with an average length of 2500 words and as many as 15,000 readers for a single column. 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES AND SHORT PIECES

NFL Cheerleaders Have to Follow Bizarre, Sexist Rules.  But Are They Illegal?, Vox, Apr. 11, 2018

Groping is a Crime, Vox.com (Jan. 2, 2018)

Do Sexual Harassment Prevention Trainings Really Work?, Scientific American, Nov. 10, 2017 (with Vicki J. Magley)

It’s Time for America’s Catcallers to be Punished, Fortune.com (Sept. 6, 2017)

Understanding Your Legal Options if You’ve Been Sexually Harassed, Harvard Business Review, June 22, 2017 (with Deborah Rhode)

The Potential Legal Train Wreck Ahead for Fox News and Bill O’Reilly, Vox.com (Apr. 11, 2017)

Vice President Pence’s “never dine alone with a woman” isn’t honorable. It’s probably illegal, Vox.com (Mar. 31, 2017)

Even the E.R.A. Couldn’t Bring About Real Equality, N.Y. Times, Sept. 9, 2016 (op-ed)

Succession Law, The Oxford Companion to American Legal History (2008)

Family and Medical Leave Act, The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008)     
 
Title VII’s Protection Against Pay Discrimination: The Impact of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Regional Labor Review (Fall 2007) (with Deborah L. Brake)
 
Seeking Equality in the Legal System, Newsday, Oct. 10, 2005, at A39 (op-ed)
 
NYers Confront Limbo on Same-Sex Marriages, Newsday, May 19, 2004, at A48 (op-ed)
 
The Supreme Court’s 2003 Employment Rulings: Surprising Gains for Workers and Women, 6 Regional Labor Review 22 (Fall 2003)
 
A Partial Legal Victory Against Continuing Discrimination: The New Supreme Court Ruling in Amtrak v. Morgan, 5 Regional Labor Review (Fall 2002)
 
ERPL: Looking Beyond the Loss Ratio, Rough Notes 77 (Nov. 2002) (interview)
 
Women’s Labor Rights Rulings in 2001: A Mixed Bag, 4 Regional Labor Review 34
       (Spring/Summer 2002)
 
Probate and Succession Law, Legal Systems of the World (2002)
 
Harassment, The Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)
 
Sexual Harassment, The Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)

 

Presentations

Sexual Harassment in the Judiciary
Keynote Speaker
Annual Conference of the Texas Judiciary
(Sept. 6, 2018) (planned)

How Can We Make the Legal Profession More Mom-Friendly?
Panelist
Moms-In-Law
Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, TX
(May 22, 2018)

Sexual Harassment in the Post-Weinstein World
Keynote Speaker
Zeughauser Roundtable, Newport Beach, CA
(March 22 & May 21-22, 2018)

Knowing Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Assault
Panelist
Women Galore, Wild Detectives, Dallas, TX,
(May 16, 2018)

Early Childhood: Critical Legal Issues
Working Group Participant
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL
(April 5-6, 2018)

The Price of Key Sperm
Workshop
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
(Dec. 4, 2017)

Raising the Bar: Elevating Diversity in Law
Keynote Address
Texas Diversity Council, Dallas, TX
(Nov. 7, 2017)

Sexual Harassment in Universities
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Math, Boston, MA
(Oct. 3, 2017)

American Mortgage Diversity Council
Keynote Speaker
Fall Meeting, Dallas, TX
(Sept. 18, 2017)

Workshop on Family Law
Presenter
Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL
(July 31, 2017)

Workshop on Family Law
Presenter
Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL
(July 31, 2017)

Author Meets Reader
Chair
Lawrence Friedman’s Impact: How Law Affects Behavior, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico City
(June 23, 2017)

Author Meets Reader
Commentator
Deborah Rhode’s Women and Leadership, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Mexico City
(June 22, 2017)

Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference
Teaching Plenary
New York, NY
(June 6-7, 2017)

The Way Forward: Title IX Advocacy Conference
Invited Participant
Stanford Law School
(May 1-2, 2017)

100 Years: New York State Women’s Suffrage, 1917-2017
SUNY-New Paltz
(March 22-23, 2017)

Florida International University School of Law
Faculty Workshop
(April 5, 2017)

National Summit on Early Childhood
Invited Participant
University of Florida
(Feb. 8-10, 2017)

Parental Rights versus Parental Status, The Constitution and the Family
Presenter
AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
(Jan. 4, 2017)

Scholarship and Activism: Writing to Protest and for Social Change
Roundtable Participant
AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
(Jan. 4, 2017)

Author Meets Readers: Celebrating Recent Books on Employment Discrimination
Featured Author
AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
(Jan. 5, 2017)

Men Who Give it Away: The Perils and Promise of Free and Nonanonymous Sperm Donation
Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex, and Gender
University of Chicago Law School
(Nov. 30, 2016)

Women’s Caucus
Keynote Speaker
General Counsel Forum Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
(Nov. 3, 2016)

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Campus: Some Lessons from Title VII
Sexual Assault on Campus: Conflicts Between Campus and Courts
Presenter
University of Montana Law School, Missoula, MT
(Sept. 30, 2016)

Legal Scholarship in the Modern Law School
Legal Academy’s Scholarly Mission
Northeastern Law School (sponsored by the Journal of Legal Education)
(April 29, 2016) 

Pregnancy Discrimination
Equality in Employment
University of Idaho College of Law
Boise, ID (April 1, 2016) 
 
Parentage Without Gender
All in the Family: Intimate Parties, Intimate Issues and ADR
Cardozo Law School, New York, NY (Oct. 19, 2015)
 
The Perils of Non-Anonymous Sperm Donation
AALS Midyear Meeting: Shifting Foundations in Family Law
Orlando, FL (June 22-24, 2015)
 
Gendering Criminal Law
Discussant
Law and Society Junior Scholar Colloquium
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA (May 15-16, 2015)
 
Griswold at 50
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD (May 6, 2016)
 
Men Who Give it Away
Faculty Workshop
Tulane Law School
New Orleans, LA (April 13, 2015)

Activist Strategies to Advance the Rights of Women Workers
8th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference: Applied Feminism and Work
University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD (March 7, 2015)
 
Sex and Gender
Moderator
AALS Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
Washington, DC (June 7, 2014)
 
Men Who Give it Away: The Perils of Free or Non-Anonymous Sperm Donation
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, MN (May 30, 2014)
 
Pregnancy Discrimination: Proving a Right to Accommodation
NELA/NY Spring Conference
New York, NY (May 9, 2014)
 
The Legacy of Title IX
Keynote Speaker, Symposium
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA (September 16-19, 2013)
 
The Mother (and Father) of All Questions: Who is a Parent?
Law and Society Annual Meeting
Boston, MA (May 31, 2013)
 
Making and Teaching “Real” Family Law

University of Wisconsin Law School
(April 5-8, 2013)
 
Choices and Lives: Abortion after Roe v. Wade
Keynote Speaker, Colloquium
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
(March 19-21, 2013)
 
Breaking the Glass Ceiling:  Exploring the Continued Existence of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession and Understanding How It Can Change
Roundtable Participant
New York University School of Law
(March 1, 2013)
 
Comparative Family Law Panel
AALS Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA (January 5, 2013)
 
Presenter
Social Justice Feminism Conference
University of Cincinnati School of Law
(October 25-27, 2012)
 
Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Reproductive Rights
Law and Society Annual Meeting
(June 7, 2012)
 
Participant
Author Meets Reader Panel on Grossman & Friedman
Inside the Castle
Law and Society Annual Meeting
(June 5, 2012)
 
Intimate Relationships and the State: Reconsidering the Trope of Separate Spheres
Chair and Discussant
Law and Society Annual Meeting
(June 5, 2012)
 
Title IX and Sexual Violence
Presenter, CLE
New York City Bar Association
(April 17, 2012)
 
Parents and Non-Parents: The Struggle to Define Parentage in the Age of the New Family
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA (June 4, 2011)
 
Commentator, Works-in-Progress Session
Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference 2011
San Francisco, CA (June 1-2, 2011)
 
The State of the Same-Sex Union
Keynote Speaker
Chicago Bar Association Panel on The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act
Chicago, IL (April 20, 2011)
 
Disentangling Legitimacy and Parentage
Conference on The New ‘Illegitimacy’: Revisiting Why Parentage Should not Depend on Marriage
American University
Washington, DC (March 24-25, 2011)
 
Relationship Recognition and the New York Courts
Panelist
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in the Courts
The New York State Judicial Institute
White Plains, NY (March 22, 2011)
       
E-Marriage: Emerging Trends Meet the Law
AALS Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA (January 7, 2011)
 
Are Transsexuals Paving the Way for Gender Equality
Northeast Law & Society Meeting
Amherst, MA (October 2, 2010)
 
Author Meets Readers: Deborah Brake, Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women’s Sports Revolution
Chair
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association
Chicago, IL (May 27, 2010)
       
Author Meets Readers: Deborah Rhode, The Beauty Bias
Reader
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association
Chicago, IL (May 28, 2010)
 
Beyond Open Doors: Integrating Pregnant Women into the Workplace
Lecturer
Provost’s Annual Diversity Lecture
Hofstra University (March 10, 2010)
 
The Future of Pregnancy Discrimination Law
Keynote Speaker
Annual Conference of National Employment Lawyers’ Association (Florida chapter)
St. Petersburg, FL (September 5, 2009)
 
Legal Protections for Same-Sex Partners and Their Families
Annual Conference of Gay Officers’ Action League
New York, NY (June 24, 2009)
 
Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship
Chair and Moderator
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Denver, CO (May 28, 2009)
 
Empirical Research in Family Law
Participant,
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Denver, CO (May 29, 2009)
 
Pregnant Workers and Disparate Impact Law
Twelfth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities
Boston, MA (April 3-4, 2009)
 
Why Transsexuals Are Paving the Way for Sex Equality
Symposium: Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD (March 6, 2009)
 
Pregnancy, Work, and Citizenship
Presenter, Faculty Workshop
Vanderbilt Law School
Nashville, TN (November 18, 2008)

The Future of Pregnancy Discrimination Claims
Symposium: Respecting Expecting: The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT (November 7-8, 2008)
 
Defining Discrimination: The Problem of Pregnancy
Northeast Regional Law and Society Conference
Amherst, MA (October 31, 2008)
 
Pregnancy, Work, and Citizenship

Presenter, Faculty Workshop
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA (July 30, 2008)
 
The New Generation of Family Law Scholars
Moderator, Opening Plenary
Emerging Family Law Scholars Workshop
Cardozo Law School
New York, NY (June 5, 2008)
 
Pregnancy and Women’s Equal Citizenship
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada (May 30, 2008)
 
Participant, Roundtable, “Thirty Years of Anti-Discrimination Law”
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada (May 30, 2008)
 
The Future of Pay Discrimination Claims
Keynote Speaker, National Pay Equity Day
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY (April 25, 2008)
 
Rights-Claiming and Reality under Title VII
Presenter, Faculty Workshop
Villanova Law School
Villanova, PA (February 8, 2008)
 
Reflections on the Roberts Court
Cardozo Law School
New York, NY (September 26, 2007)
 
Knowledge and Voice in a Rights-Claiming System: The Failed Promise of Title VII
Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Berlin, Germany (July 25, 2007)
 
Sticky Cultural Norms: The Transformative Potential of Title IX
Organizer and Moderator
Hofstra Law School
Hempstead, NY (April 30, 2007)
 
Social Citizenship and Gender
Moderator
Conference on Dimension’s of Women’s Equal Citizenship
Hofstra Law School
Hempstead, NY (November 3-4, 2006) (conference co-director)
 
Title VII and ‘Reasonable’ Employees
Northeast Regional Law and Society Conference
Amherst College
Amherst, MA (May 19-20, 2006)
 
Same-Sex Marriage: Some Lessons from the History of Marriage and Divorce
Festschrift for Lawrence Friedman
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA (October 1, 2005)

The Place of Families
Chair and Moderator
Author-Meets-Reader Panel on Linda McClain's
International Society for Family Law World Conference
Salt Lake City, UT  (July 20, 2005)

Resurrecting Comity:  Revising the Problem of Non-Uniform Marriage Laws
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association
Las Vegas, NV  (June 3, 2005)

Same-Sex Marriage
International Society for Family Law World Conference
Salt Lake City, UT (July 20, 2005)

The Portability of Marriage
Faculty Workshop
University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC  (March 24, 2005)

Master Trends in the Role of Law
Roundtable
New York Law School
New York, NY  (November 12, 2004)

Same-Sex Marriage
Judicial Training Institute
Pace Law School
Westchester, NY (September 18, 2004)
 
What Makes a Parent?
Roundtable
Cardozo Law School
New York, NY (June 17-18, 2004)
 
Same-Sex Marriage and the False Rhetoric of Uniformity
Conference on “Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts: The Meaning and Implications of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health
Southern New England School of Law
Dartmouth, MA (June 11, 2004)
 
Understanding Organizational Efforts to Prevent Harassment and Their Impact on Employees
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association
Chicago, IL (May 28, 2004)
 
The Canon of Family Law
Discussant
Seventh Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities
Hartford, CT (March 12, 2004)
 
Understanding the Sexual Harassment Culture
(with Vicki Magley and Lisa Kath)
Seventh Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities
Hartford, CT (March 12, 2004)
 
The Limits of Law: Sexual Harassment and Institutional Culture
Distinguished Lecture
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (February 25, 2004)
 
Participant at conference
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: 10 Years Later,”
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY (September 18, 2003)
 
Escaping the Confines of Marriage: Divorce and Gender at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
International Society of Family Law
North American Regional Conference
Eugene, OR (June 27, 2003)
 
Escaping the Confines of Marriage: Divorce and Annulment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association
Pittsburgh, PA (June 6, 2003)
         
Feminist Law Journals and the Rankings Conundrum
“Why a Feminist Law Journal?”
Columbia University School of Law
New York, NY (April 4, 2003)
 
Current Policy Initiatives to Promote Marriage
Moderator
“A Conference on Marriage, Democracy, and Families,”
Hempstead, NY (March 14, 2003)
 
Escaping the Confines of Marriage: Women and Divorce at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities
Sixth Annual Conference
New York, NY (March 7, 2003)
 
A Duty of Care: Being Responsible for the Mentally Incapable in the Eighteenth- Century Atlantic World
Chair and Discussant
American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA (November 8, 2002)
 
The Clash Between Law and Reality: Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment
Law and Society Annual Meeting
Vancouver, Canada (May 31, 2002)
 
When Law Confronts Reality: The Limitations on Law’s Ability to Change Workplace Culture
Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities
Philadelphia, PA (March 10, 2002)
 
Women and Violence
Discussant and Chair
Law, Culture, and Humanities Conference
Austin, TX (March 2001)
 
Lecturer, CLE course on sexual harassment sponsored by the Suffolk County Bar Association
Islip, NY (May 26, 2000)
 
Sexual Harassment and the Workplace
Panelist at conference for New York employers
Melville, NY (November 10, 1999)
 
Roundtable—Law, Society, and History: The Contributions of Lawrence Friedman (III)
Participant
Chicago, IL (May 28, 1999) 
 

Media

Interviewed for Criminal podcast, North Carolina Public Radio, June 20, 2018 (law of streaking)

Taped episode of Legal Talk Network podcast, Dec. 4, 2017 (sexual harassment in the legal profession)
Interviewed on Texas Standard, Dec. 8, 2017 (sexual misconduct in Texas legislature)
Interviewed on KERA, Art and Seek, Dec. 5, 2017 (sexual misconduct in the arts)
Interviewed on KERA, “Friday Conversation,” Dec. 5, 2017 (sexual misconduct)
Interviewed on Fox 4, Dec. 12, 2017 (sexual misconduct in media)
Interviewed on WFAA, Channel 8, Nov. 29, 2017 (30-minute live panel discussion on sexual harassment epidemic entitled “What Changes Now?”)

Interviewed on Texas Standard, Nov. 14, 2017 (sexual harassment scandals)

Interviewed on Texas Standard, Oct. 27, 2017 (sexual harassment scandals and NDAs)

Interviewed on Public Radio International’s Marketplace, Oct. 20, 2017 (Harvey Weinstein scandal)

Interviewed on WHYY, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Aug. 5, 2016 (Roger Ailes scandal)

Interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered, April 29, 2015 (marriage equality)

Interviewed on NPR, New York, NY, May 9, 2014 (sperm donation practices)

Interviewed on KMOX Radio, St. Louis, October 8, 2009 (David Letterman harassment scandal)
Interviewed on WNYC, October 10, 2008 (same-sex marriage in Connecticut)
Interviewed on A Current Affair (Australia), May 22, 2008 (Heath Ledger’s Will)
Interviewed on News12, October 15, 2007 (about controversial ethics speaker)
Interviewed on WNYC, July 6, 2006 (same-sex marriage in New York)
Interviewed on WNYC, May 17, 2004 (same-sex marriage in Massachusetts)
Interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition, March 3, 2004 (same-sex marriage in New York)
Interviewed on “Ken and Company,” KABC 770, Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2003 (same-sex marriage in Massachusetts)
Onstage commentary for Broadway production of Oleanna, a David Mamet play about sexual harassment in the university setting, October 10, 2009