Eli Goldston Professor of Law
Janet Halley is an expert on feminist legal theory; sex, sexuality, gender and the law; family law; law and humanities; and critical legal studies. She is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from UCLA and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Her publications include: Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism (Princeton 2006) and (with Hila Shamir, Rachel Rebouché, and Prabha Kotiswaran) Governance Feminism: An Introduction (Minnesota 2018) and Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field (Minnesota 2019). She has written about Title IX enforcement, the slavery legacy of the Royall Chair, which she formerly occupied, rape in the international law governing armed conflict, the theory and history of family law, social movements and the law, and the law of human trafficking. She has consulted on Title IX enforcement and related criminal matters.
FavoriteJanet Halley, Trading the Megaphone For the Gavel in Title IX Enforcement, 128 Harv. L. Rev. F. 103 (2015).
FavoriteAfter Sex? On Writing Since Queer Theory (Janet Halley & Andrew Parker eds., Duke Univ. Press 2011).
FavoriteJanet Halley, What is Family Law?: Genealogy Part II, 23 Yale J.L. & Human. 189 (2011).
FavoriteJanet Halley, Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism (Princeton Univ. Press 2006).
- Janet Halley, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Nancy Gertner, Lara Bazelon, Dan Roth & Joshua Adam Engel, Letter re: June 7-11, 2021 Title IX Hearing, June 11, 2021.