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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 (Susan 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 (Susan 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 (Susan H. Williams, Editor). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  13. Feminist Theory and Freedom of Speech, 84 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 999 (2009). [HeinOnline]
  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). [HeinOnline]


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

  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). [HeinOnline]

  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. [HeinOnline]

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

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

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

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

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

  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). [HeinOnline]

  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). [HeinOnline]

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

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

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

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

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

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