Melissa Murray on “Sex and the Supreme Court.”

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 • 4:00 pm
  • Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Melissa Murray, Professor of Law and Co-Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, NYU speaks on “Sex and the Supreme Court.” Event is co-sponsored with the Washington University Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Diversity, and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.

Murray teaches constitutional law, family law, criminal law, and reproductive rights and justice, among other courses. Murray’s research focuses on the legal regulation of sex and sexuality and encompasses such topics as marriage and its alternatives, the marriage equality debate, the legal recognition of caregiving, and reproductive rights and justice. Her publications have appeared (or are forthcoming) in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, among others.

In 2013, Murray’s article, “What’s So New About the New Illegitimacy?,” was awarded the Dukeminier Awards’ Michael Cunningham Prize as one of the best sexual orientation and gender identity law review articles of 2012. Her article, “Marriage as Punishment,” won the Association of American Law Schools’ 2010-2011 Scholarly Papers Competition for faculty members with fewer than five years of law teaching. “Marriage as Punishment” was also selected by the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Women in Legal Education as a winner of the 2010-2011 New Voices in Gender Studies scholarly paper competition.

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