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Faculty Publications

Susan Williams
Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law; Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy
  1. SOCIAL DIFFERENCE AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN PAN-ASIA (Ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

  2. Women and Judging: A Feminist Approach to Judging and the Issue of Customary Law (Eleventh Annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture), 36 THOMAS JEFFERSON LAW REVIEW 25 (2013). [HeinOnline]
  3. Democratic Theory, Feminist Theory, and Constitutionalism: The Challenge of Multiculturalism, in FEMINIST CONSTITUTIONALISM (B. Baines, D. Barak-Erez, & T. Kahana, Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2012).

  4. A Feminist View of Mercy, Judgment, and the "Exception" in the Context of Transitional Justice, in MERCIFUL JUDGMENTS AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: LEGAL PROBLEMS, LEGAL POSSIBILITIES (Austin Sarat, Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. [PDF]
  5. Gender Equality in Constitutional Design: An Overview for Sri Lankan Drafters, in THE SRI LANKAN REPUBLIC AT 40: REFLECTIONS ON CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE (Asanga Welikala, Ed.). Colombo: Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2012.
  6. Democracy, Freedom of Speech and Feminist Theory: A Response to Post and Weinstein, 97 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 603 (2011). [HeinOnline]
  7. Democracy, Gender Equality, and Customary Law: Constitutionalizing Internal Cultural Disruption, 18 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 65 (2011). [HeinOnline]
  8. Free Speech and Autonomy: Thinkers, Storytellers, and a Systemic Approach to Speech, 27 CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY 399 (2011). [HeinOnline]
  10. Introduction: Comparative Constitutional Law, Gender Equality, and Constitutional Design, in CONSTITUTING EQUALITY: GENDER EQUALITY AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (S. H. Williams, Editor). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  11. Equality, Representation, and Challenge to Hierarchy: Justifying Electoral Quotas for Women, in CONSTITUTING EQUALITY: GENDER EQUALITY AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (S. H. Williams, Editor). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  12. Women in the Constitutional Drafting Process in Burma (with Thin Thin Aung), in CONSTITUTING EQUALITY: GENDER EQUALITY AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (S. H. Williams, Editor). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  13. Feminist Theory and Freedom of Speech, 84 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 999 (2009).
  14. Theorie Feministe et Liberte d’Expression, in LIBERTÉ D'EXPRESSION AUX ÉTATS-UNIS ET EN EUROPE (Élisabeth Zoller, Ed.) Paris: Dalloz, 2008.
  15. Autonomy and the Public/Private Distinction in Bioethics and Law, 12 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 483 (2005).


  17. Religion, Politics, and Feminist Epistemology: A Comment on the Uses and Abuses of Morality in Public Discourse, 77 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 267 (2002).

  18. Book Review. Women, Quotas, and Constitutions, 42 THE GERMAN YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 653 (1999).

  19. Truth, Speech, and Ethics, 30 GENDERS (November 1999).

  20. Sense and Sensibility: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Mentoring Style as a Blend of Rigor and Compassion (with David C. Williams), 20 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII LAW REVIEW 589 (1998).

  21. A Feminist Reassessment of Civil Society, 72 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 417 (1997). Reprinted in FAMILY, STATE, AND LAW (Michael D.A. Freeman, Eds.), Brookfield, VT: Ashgate/Dartmouth, 1999.

  22. A Feminist Theory of Malebashing (with David C. Williams), 4 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF GENDER AND LAW 35 (1997).

  23. Globalization, Privatization, and a Feminist “Public”: A Response to Professor Eisenstein, 4 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 97 (1996).

  24. The Adverse Testimony Privilege, Inalienable Entitlements, and the “Internal Stance”: A Response to Professor Regan, 81 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 2167 (1995).

  25. Bioethics and Epistemology: A Response to Professor Arras, 69 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1021 (1994).

  26. Essay. Feminist Jurisprudence and Free Speech Theory, 68 TULANE LAW REVIEW 1563 (1994).

  27. Book Review. Postmodern Legal Feminism, 104 ETHICS 925 (1994).

  28. Feminist Legal Epistemology, 8 BERKELEY WOMEN’S LAW JOURNAL 63 (1993).

  29. Legal Education, Feminist Epistemology, and the Socratic Method, 45 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 1571 (1993).

  30. Book Review. Utopianism, Epistemology, and Feminist Theory, Cornell, D., Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction, and the Law, 5 YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM 289 (1993).

  31. Content Discrimination and the First Amendment, 139 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW 615 (1991).

  32. Volitionalism and Religious Liberty (with David C. Williams), 76 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 769 (1991).

  33. Feminism’s Search for the Feminine: Essentialism, Utopianism, and Community, 75 CORNELL LAW REVIEW 700 (1990).

  34. The Uses of Myth: A Response to Professor Bassett, 4 THE JOURNAL OF LAW AND RELIGION 153 (1986).

  35. Comment. Restrictions on Public Broadcasters’ Rights to Editorialize: FCC v. League of Women Voters, 98 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 205 (1984).

  36. Note. Reinterpreting the Religion Clauses: Constitutional Construction and Conceptions of the Self, 97 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 1468 (1984).