Anne Dailey

Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor of Law

Fall 2021

Areeda 234

617-496-4352

Assistant: Zoe Brown / 617-496-0683

Biography

Anne C. Dailey writes and teaches in the areas of family law, children and law, constitutional law, and law and psychology. Her research focuses on the importance of the law treating children as persons in their own right rather than solely as objects of parental authority or as future adults. She is the author of The New Law of the Child (Yale Law Journal 2018) and the The New Parental Rights (Duke Law Journal 2021), both with Laura Rosenbury. Her current work includes an article on the law governing the parent-child relationship entitled Prioritizing Psychological Parenthood (forthcoming Minnesota Law Review) (with Anne Alstott & Douglas NeJaime) and a work-in-progress on children's constitutional rights entitled The Constitution of the Child.

Professor Dailey’s book Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (Yale University Press 2017) won the American Psychoanalytic Association's 2018 Courage to Dream Book Prize, the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis 2018 Book Prize, and the UConn Humanities Institute 2018 Sharon Harris Book Award. Since 2009, she has been a research fellow at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. In fall 2012, she was the Erikson Scholar-in-Residence at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA, and in fall 2015 she was a fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Dailey is a member of the American Law Institute and on the advisory board for the new Restatement of the Law of Children.

Professor Dailey graduated cum laude from Yale College, where she was the recipient of the Henry O. Strong Prize in Literature. She went on to Harvard Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as Articles Co-Chair on the Harvard Law Review. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she clerked for Judge Jose A. Cabranes, then of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Professor Dailey has held visiting professorships at Yale Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the Université d’Aix-Marseille.

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Areeda 234

617-496-4352

Assistant: Zoe Brown / 617-496-0683