Janet Halley

Royall Professor of Law

Representative Publications



After Sex? On Writing Since Queer Theory ( Janet E. Halley & Andrew Parker eds., Duke University Press 2011).
Full text: AMAZON (Purchase)
(with an introduction by the editors)

Halley, Janet E. Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism (Princeton University Press 2006).
Full text: AMAZON (Purchase)

Halley, Janet E. Left Legalism/Left Critique (Wendy Brown ed., Duke University Press 2002).
Full text: AMAZON (Purchase)

Halley, Janet E. Don't: A Reader's Guide to the Military Anti-Gay Policy (Duke University Press 1998).
Full text: AMAZON (Purchase)

Seeking the Woman in Late Medieval and Renaissance Literature: Essays in Feminist Cultural Criticism ( Janet E. Halley & Shiela Fisher eds., University of Texas 1989).

Shorter Works in Collection

Halley, Janet E. "Of Time and the Pedagogy of Critical Legal Studies" in Duncan Kennedy, Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy (reissue; New York University Press, 2004).

Halley, Janet E. "Sexual Orientation and the Armed Forces and "Romer v. Evans,"" in Sexual Orientation and the Armed Forces and "Romer v. Evans," Encyclopedia of the American Constitution: (MacMillan Reference, 2004).

Halley, Janet E. "Take a Break from Feminism?" in Gender and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Halley, Janet E. "Sexuality Harassment" in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (Catherine MacKinnon & Reva Siegel eds., Yale University Press, 2002).

Kennedy, Duncan M. "The Critique of Rights in Critical Legal Studies" in Left Legalism/Left Critique (Janet Halley & Wendy Brown eds., Duke University Press, 2002).

Halley, Janet E. "Recognition, Rights, Regulation, Normalization: Rhetorics of Justification in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate" in Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships: A Study of National, European, and International Law (Robert Wintemute & Mads Andenaes eds., Hart Publishing, 2001).

Halley, Janet E. "Like-Race Arguments" in What's Left of Theory?: New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory (Judith Butler, John Guillory & Thomas Kendall eds., Routledge, 2000).
(Proceedings of the English Institute)

Okin, Susan Muller & Janet E. Halley. "Culture Constrains" in Is Multiculturalism Bad For Women? (Princeton University Press, 1999).

Halley, Janet E. "Gay Rights and Identity Imitation: Issues in the Ethics of Representation" in The Politics of Law (Temple University Press, 1998).

Halley, Janet E. "The Sexual Economist and Legal Regulation of the Sexual Orientations" in Laws & Nature: Shaping Sex, Preference and Family (Oxford University Press, 1997).

Halley, Janet E. "Bowers v. Hardwick in the Renaissance" in Queering the Renaissance (Duke University Press, 1994).

Halley, Janet E. "The Construction of Heterosexuality" in Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory (Michael Warner ed., University of Minnesota Press, 1993).

Halley, Janet E. "Misreading Sodomy: A Critique of the Classification of 'Homosexuals' in Federal Equal Protection Law" in Bodyguards: The Cultural Politics of Gender Ambiguity (Routledge, 1991).

Halley, Janet E. "Female Autonomy in Milton's Sexual Poetics" in Milton and the Idea of Woman (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988).
(Reprinted in The Norton Critical Edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, ed. Scott Ellege (2d ed.) New York: Norton, 1992)

Halley, Janet E. "Censored Discourse: The Politics of Familist Language" in Persons in Groups: Social Behavior as Identity Formation (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, SUNY Binghamton, 1985).

Halley, Janet E. "Harmonious Sisters, Voice and Verse: Women and Fiction in Milton's Early Verse" in Sisterhood Surveyed: Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association (Westchester University, 1983).

Articles in a Periodical

Halley, Janet E. "What is Family Law?: Genealogy Part II," 23 Yale J. Law 189 (2011).

Halley, Janet E. "What is Family Law?: Genealogy Part I," 23 Yale J. Law 1 (2011).

Halley, Janet E. "After Gender: Tools for Progressives in a Shift from Sexual Domination to the Economic Family," 31 Pace Law Review 887 (2011).

Halley, Janet E. & Kerry Rittich. "Critical Directions in Comparative Family Law: Genealogies and Contemporary Studies of Family Law Exceptionalism," 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 753 (2010).

Halley, Janet E. "A Tribute from Legal Studies to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Introduction," 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 309 (2010).

Halley, Janet E. "Behind the Law of Marriage (I): From Status/Contract to the Marriage System," 6 Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left 1 (2010).

Halley, Janet E. "Rape at Rome: Feminist Inventions in the Criminalization of Sex-Related Violence in Positive International Criminal Law," 30 Michigan Journal of International Law 1 (2009).

Halley, Janet E. "My Isaac Royall Legacy," 24 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 117 (2008).
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Halley, Janet E. "Rape in Berlin: Reconsidering the Criminalisation of Rape in the International Law of Armed Conflict," 9 Melbourne Journal of International Law 78 (2008).
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Halley, Janet E. & Andrew Parker. "Introduction," 106 South Atlantic Quarterly 421 (2007).
(Special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, "After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory"; forthcoming as a book from Duke University Press (2010))

Halley, Janet E. & Andrew Parker. "Introduction," 106 South Atlantic Quarterly 421 (2007).
(Special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, "After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory," edited by Janet Halley & Andrew Parker; forthcoming as a book from Duke University Press (2010))

Halley, Janet E., Prabha Kotiswaran, Hila Shamir & Chantal Thomas. "From the International to the Local in Feminist Legal Responses to Rape, Prostitution/Sex Work and Sex Trafficking: Four Studies in Contemporary Governance Feminism," 29 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 335 (2006).
Full text: WWW

Halley, Janet E. "Gender, Sexuality and Power - Is Feminist Theory Enough?" 12 Columbia Journal of Gender & Law 601 (2004).
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(Brenda Cossman, Dan Danielsen, Janet Halley and Tracy Higgins, in "Why a Feminist Law Journal?", a special issue of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law)

Halley, Janet E. "Subversive Legal Moments?, a Roundtable with Karen Engle, Elizabeth Schneider, Vicki Schultz, Adrienne Davis and Nathaniel Berman," 12 Texas Journal of Women and the Law 197 (2003).
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Halley, Janet E. "In Memoriam: David Charny," 114 Harvard Law Review 2232 (2001).
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Halley, Janet E. "Romer v. Hardwick," 68 Colorado Law Review 429 (1997).
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Halley, Janet E. "Don't Substantially Revise the Following Earlier Publication: The Status/Conduct Distinction in the 1993 Revisions to Military Anti-Gay Policy: A Legal Archaeology," 3 Gay Law Quarterly: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 159 (1996).
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Halley, Janet E. "Sexual Orientation and the Politics of Biology: A Critique of the Argument from Immutability," 46 Stanford Law Review 503 (1994).

Halley, Janet E. "Reasoning about Sodomy: Act and Identity in and after Bowers v. Hardwick," 79 Virginia Law Review 1721 (1993).

Halley, Janet E. "Truth/Value," 4 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 191 (1991).
(review of Patricia J. Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor (Harvard, 1991)

Halley, Janet E. "Equivocation and the Legal Conflict over Religious Identity in Early Modern England," 3 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 33 (1991).

Halley, Janet E. "The Politics of the Closet: Towards Equal Protection for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity," 36 University of California, Los Angeles Law Review 915 (1989).

Halley, Janet E. "Versions of the Self and the Politics of Privacy in Vaughan's Silex Scintillans," 7 Goerge Herbert Journal 1-2 (1983).
(special issue on Vaughan, ed. Jonathan F.S. Post)

Articles in a Newspaper

Halley, Janet E. "The Politics of the Anus: An Interview with Professor Janet Halley by Yishai Blank," Ha-zman Ha-varod (The Pink Times) (Tel Aviv, Israel)(in Hebrew)., July 2003.

Halley, Janet E. "Don't Ask Failed Letter to the Editor," The New York Times, November 14, 1999, Week in Review, at 14.

Halley, Janet E. "Despite Reforms, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"," Los Angeles Times, August 22, 1999, Op-Ed, at M5.

Halley, Janet E. "Sir Thomas Browne's The Garden of Cyrus and the Real Character," English Literary Renaissance, Winter 1985, at 15.
(Reprinted in Renaissance Historicism, ed. Arthur F. Kinney and Dan S. Collins (Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1988)

Prefaces or Epilogues

Brown, Wendy & Janet E. Halley. "Introduction" to Left Legalism/Left Critique (Duke University Press, 2002).

Halley, Janet E. "Introduction, Yale Journal of Law" to Culture and Sexual Orientation (Yale Journal of Law, 1996).

Works in Progress

Halley, Janet E. What is Marriage? Lessons from the Same-Sex Marriage Campaign (book ms) (2009).

Halley, Janet E. Rewriting Rape: Feminist Reconstructions of Rape as Crime (book ms) (2009).

Halley, Janet E., Lama Abu-Odeh & Haider Hamoudi. Islamic Law: Cases and Materials (2008).
(Aspen, under contract)

Halley, Janet E. Sex, Gender, Sexuality: Some Recent Controversies in American Legal Thought (2001).

Halley, Janet E. Gay Rights, the Critique of Rights, and the Critique of Identity (2001).

Representative Publications

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