Janet Halley

Janet Halley, the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will present a lecture titled “Rethinking Campus Sexual Assault: Taking Stock of Obama-Era Reforms” on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.

The lecture, sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, is free and open to the public.

Halley has a Ph.D. in English literature from UCLA and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She is the author of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism and Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy.

She edited a collection of essays titled Critical Directions in Comparative Family Law, 58 American Journal of Comparative Law, and is the author of “What is Family Law?: A Genealogy,” published last year in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities.

Halley is co-director of the Trafficking Roundtable and of the Up Against Family Law Exceptionalism Conference, an international collaboration dedicated to studying the role of the family and family law in colonization, decolonization and contemporary globalization.

Halley teaches family law, gender and the family in transnational legal orders, gender in postcolonial legal orders, trafficking and labor migration, and courses on the intersections of legal theory with social theory.

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