Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law
Monday, April 6, 2020
Boston University School of Law
*We hope the reschedule this event at a later date, please stay tuned for more information*
This symposium celebrates the publication of Who’s the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law authored by Linda McClain.
About the Speaker
McClain has authored or co-authored seven books, most recently Who’s the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, March 2020). Her other books are Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues (Harvard University Press, 2013) (with BU Law faculty member James E. Fleming); The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility (Harvard University Press, 2006); two edited volumes, Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2009; pbk ed., 2012) (with Joanna L. Grossman) (mentioned in the credits of the film, On the Basis of Sex), and What is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family (NYU Press, 2013) (with Daniel Cere); the co-authored casebook, Contemporary Family Law (West Academic, 5th ed. 2020), and co-authored textbook, Gay Rights and the Constitution (Foundation Press, 2016). McClain has also published numerous articles and book chapters.
McClain has been a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton University Center for Human Values and a faculty fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. A past chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, she currently serves on the Executive Committee of that Section and the Section on Women in Legal Education and is a member of the American Law Institute. At the School of Law, McClain has organized interdisciplinary conferences and symposia, including an upcoming conference on the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, establishing the right of women to vote. As an affiliated faculty in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) Program, she coordinates the law school’s participation in the WGS Certificate Program for JD students. McClain is also faculty advisor to the Women’s Law Association. In addition to teaching at BU School of Law, McClain also teaches in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University.