Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge Univ. Press 2009) (Linda C. McClain & Joanna L. Grossman, eds.)

Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2011) (Joanna L. Grossman with Lawrence Friedman)


Civil Rites: The Gay Marriage Controversy in Historical Perspective, in LAW, SOCIETY, AND HISTORY: THE WORK OF LAWRENCE M. FRIEDMAN (forthcoming Cambridge 2010)

Pregnancy and the False Promise of Equal Citizenship, 98 Georgetown Law Journal 567 (2010)

Introduction to GENDER EQUALITY: DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN’S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Joanna Grossman & Linda McClain, eds., 2009) (with Linda McClain)

Making Pregnancy Work: Overcoming the PDA’s Capacity-Based Model, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism (forthcoming 2009) (with Gillian Thomas)

First Steps First: Understanding Organizational Efforts to Prevent Harassment and Their Impact on Employees (with Vicki Magley) (submitted for publication)

Book Review: Wives Without Husbands: Marriage, Desertion, & Welfare in New York, 1900-1935, Law and History Review (2009)

The Failure of Title VII as a Rights-Claiming System, 86 North Carolina Law Review 859 (2008)

The Legacy of Loving, 51 Howard Law Journal 15 (2007) (with John Gregory) (symposium)

Same-Sex Marriage: Some Lessons from the History of Marriage and Divorce, in Law, Society, and History: The Work of Lawrence M. Friedman (forthcoming collection)

Introduction to Symposium on Family Boundaries: Third-Party Rights and Obligations with Respect to Children, 40 Family Law Quarterly 3 (2006)

Resurrecting Comity: Revisiting the Problem of Non-Uniform Marriage Laws, 84 Oregon Law Review 433 (2005)

Fear and Loathing in Massachusetts: Same-Sex Marriage and Some Lessons from the History of Marriage and Divorce, 14 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 87 (2004)

Job Security Without Equality: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 15 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 17 (2004)

Feminist Law Journals and the Rankings Conundrum, 12 Columbia Journal of Gender & Law 522 (2003)

The Culture of Compliance: The Final Triumph of Form over Substance in Sexual Harassment Law, 26 Harvard Women’s Law Journal 1 (2003)

Making a Federal Case Out of It: Section 1981 and At-Will Employment, 67 Brooklyn Law, Review 329 (2001)

Separated Spouses, 53 Stanford Law Review 1613 (2001) (review essay)

The First Bite is Free: Employer Liability for Sexual Harassment, 61 University of Pittsburgh, Law Review 671 (2000)

Adoption in the Progressive Era: Preserving, Creating, and Re-Creating Families, 43 American Journal of Legal History 235 (1999) (with Chris Guthrie)

The Road Less Taken: Annulment at the Turn of the Century, 40 American Journal of Legal History 307 (1996) (with Chris Guthrie)

Guardianship: A Research Note, 40 American Journal of Legal History 146 (1996) (with Lawrence M. Friedman and Chris Guthrie)

Women's Jury Service: Right of Citizenship or Privilege of Difference? , 46 Stanford Law Review 1115 (1994) (Note)


Succession Law, in Oxford Companion to American Legal History (2008)

Family and Medical Leave Act, The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (2008)

Title VII’s Protection Against Pay Discrimination: The Impact of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Regional Labor Review (Fall 2007) (with Deborah L. Brake)

Seeking Equality in the Legal System, Newsday, Oct. 10, 2005, at A39 (op-ed)

NYers Confront Limbo on Same-Sex Marriages, Newsday, May 19, 2004, at A48 (op-ed)

The Supreme Court’s 2003 Employment Rulings: Surprising Gains for Workers and Women, 6 Regional Labor Review 22 (Fall 2003)

A Partial Legal Victory Against Continuing Discrimination: The New Supreme Court Ruling in Amtrak v. Morgan, 5 Regional Labor Review (Fall 2002)

ERPL: Looking Beyond the Loss Ratio, Rough Notes 77 (Nov. 2002) (interview)

Women’s Labor Rights Rulings in 2001: A Mixed Bag, 4 Regional Labor Review 34 (Spring/Summer 2002)

“Probate and Succession Law,” in Legal Systems of the World (2002)

“Harassment,” in the Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)

“Sexual Harassment,” in the Oxford Companion to American Law (2002)


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