Professor of Law & Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar at Boston University School of Law
Topics of Expertise:
Children / Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Family Law / Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / Marriage & Divorce / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Work & Family
Linda C. McClain is known for her work in family law, gender and law, and feminist legal theory. Her current project, “Marriage, Conscience, and Bigotry,” examines assertions of conscience and religious liberty in the context of civil marriage laws, antidiscrimination laws, and health care. She is co-author of the casebook, Contemporary Family Law (West, 4th ed. 2015) and the textbook, Gay Rights and the Constitution (Foundation Press, 2016). Her other books include: The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility (Harvard University Press, 2006); Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues (Harvard University Press, 2013) (with James E. Fleming); the interdisciplinary edited volume, What Is Parenthood?: Contemporary Debates about the Family (NYU Press, 2013); and Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2009; paperback, 2012) (co-edited with Joanna Grossman). During the 2016-2017 year, she will be a Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton University’s University Center for Human Values.