Professor Janet Halley
Royall Professor of Law
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, forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 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.
She teaches family law, discrimination, and legal theory; she recently taught a course entitled “The Poetics of Sexual Injury” with Andrew Parker of Amherst College, cross-listed in the Law School and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Harvard University, a course on “Representing Social Movements” with Dori Spivak at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and in the Spring of 2006 she co-taught a course on Transsexuality and the Law with Dean Spade of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.For other information, please contact Terry Cyr at email@example.com