Please join us for a public lecture with Janet Halley, Royall Professor of Law, Harvard University, on "Traveling Marriage: The Law and Politics of Interstate (Non-)Recognition of Same-Sex Couples."
Janet Halley is the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Before teaching here, she was Professor of Law at Stanford Law School (1991-2000) and Assistant Professor of English at Hamilton College (1980-85). She has a Ph.D. in English from UCLA (1980) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1988). Her books include Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism, (Princeton University Press 2006); Left Legalism/Left Critique, co-edited with Wendy Brown (Duke University Press, 2002); Don't: A Reader's Guide to the Military's Anti-Gay Policy (Duke Univ. Press, 1999); and Seeking the Woman in Late Medieval and Renaissance Literature: Essays in Feminist Contextual Criticism, co-edited with Sheila Fisher (University of Tennessee Press, 1989). Her current projects include a handbook, "What's Not to Like about Sexual Harassment Law;" a paper comparing family law systems entitled "Travelling Marriage," and a critique of the rules about sexual violence in war established by the ad hoc courts convened to adjudicate war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.
Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Law and Public Affairs