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Jill Hasday

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • Centennial Professor in Law

Yale University, B.A.
Yale Law School, J.D.

Office: 422
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Jill Hasday teaches and writes in the fields of anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, family law, legal history, and national security law. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review. Her book, Family Law Reimagined, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014.

Professor Hasday received her B.A. from Yale University in 1994, graduating summa cum laude with distinction in history and winning election to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1997, Professor Hasday graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal and received honors in all graded courses. After law school, Professor Hasday clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Professor Hasday joined the University of Minnesota Law School as a tenured faculty member in 2005. She has been Centennial Professor in Law since 2013.

In 2014, Professor Hasday became a Distinguished McKnight University Professor. The University of Minnesota awards this honor to its “most distinguished and highest-achieving mid-career faculty.”

For further information on Professor Hasday, please consult her PDF iconcurriculum vitae.


Family Law

Public Law Workshop

Sex Discrimination

Constitutional Law - Fourteenth Amendment



  • Family Law Reimagined (Harvard University Press, 2014) Jill Hasday

Journal Articles

  • Women’s Exclusion from the Constitutional Canon, 2013 University of Illinois Law Review 1715 (2013) Jill Hasday
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  • Siblings in Law, 65 Vanderbilt Law Review 897 (2012) Jill Hasday
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  • Protecting Them from Themselves: The Persistence of Mutual Benefits Arguments for Sex and Race Inequality, 84 New York University Law Review 1464 (2009) Jill Hasday
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  • Fighting Women: The Military, Sex, and Extrajudicial Constitutional Change, 93 Minnesota Law Review 96 (2008), reprinted in Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law 100-17 (Tracy A. Thomas & Tracey Jean Boisseau, eds., New York University Press, 2011), and reprinted in Women and the Law 819-75 (Jane Campbell Moriarty, ed., Thomson Reuters, 2010) Jill Hasday
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  • Intimacy and Economic Exchange, 119 Harvard Law Review 491 (2005) Jill Hasday
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  • The Canon of Family Law, 57 Stanford Law Review 825 (2004) (selected for Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum) Jill Hasday
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  • Mitigation and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 103 Michigan Law Review 217 (2004) Jill Hasday
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  • The Principle and Practice of Women’s “Full Citizenship”: A Case Study of Sex-Segregated Public Education, 101 Michigan Law Review 755 (2002) Jill Hasday
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  • Parenthood Divided: A Legal History of the Bifurcated Law of Parental Relations, 90 Georgetown Law Journal 299 (2002) Jill Hasday
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  • Contest and Consent: A Legal History of Marital Rape, 88 California Law Review 1373 (2000) (selected for Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum) Jill Hasday
  • Federalism and the Family Reconstructed, 45 UCLA Law Review 1297 (1998) Jill Hasday
  • Interstate Compacts in a Democratic Society: The Problem of Permanency, 49 Florida Law Review 1 (1997) Jill Hasday
  • Civil War as Paradigm: Reestablishing the Rule of Law at the End of the Cold War, 5 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 129 (Winter 1996) (awarded the Edgar M. Cullen Prize) Jill Hasday

Book Reviews

  • Preaching to the Choir, 105 Yale Law Journal 1153 (1996) (reviewing Richard A. Epstein, Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard University Press, 1995)) Jill Hasday

Contact Information

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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