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International Law From the Bottom Up: Fragmentation and Transformation, 34 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. __ (55 pgs., lead article, 2013)

State Responsibility for Gender Stereotypes, __ Iowa J. Race & Gender __ (40 pgs., forthcoming, 2013)

Anti-stereotyping and The End of Men, 92 B.U. L. Rev. Annex 1 (2012)

Transnational Surrogacy and International Human Rights, 18 ILSA J. 369 (2012)


In October, Barbara Stark presented “Anti-stereotyping and The End of Men” at the Feminist Legal Theory Conference, at the University of Baltimore; “Making Babies, Making Law: International Surrogacy and the ILA“ at the American Society of Law Research Forum, at the University of Georgia; and “International Babies and International Law” at the International Law Weekend, at Fordham Law School.

In June, Professor Stark moderated a panel (which she had organized) on International Law and Its Discontents, at the 5th Annual International Law and Global Policy Conference, at Harvard Law School. The panelists included eight of the contributing authors to a forthcoming book of the same title, to be published by Cambridge, which she’s editing. On June 8, she presented Adoption Dilemmas and the Changing Adoption Zeitgeist at the International Society of Family Law Conference, at Brooklyn Law School. On June 10, she presented Empire State of Mind: Theorizing New York Family Law at a conference on the Jurisprudence of the Family, at Cardozo Law School.

On May 29, she presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association, in Boston, Why Legal Scholarship Matters Now. On April 7, she presented Only in New York: The Geography of Family Law at a conference in honor of Professor Margo Melli, Making and Teaching ‘Real’ Family Law, at the University of Wisconsin. On March 1, she presented a paper, International Adoption Dilemmas, on a panel at the 10th Annual Adoption Conference, A Retrospective and Prospective Look at International and Domestic Adoption, at New York Law School.

In January, she presented State Responsibility for Gender Stereotypes (selected through a blind, peer-review process) at the AALS Annual Meeting, in New Orleans.

Books and Chapters

Jam Tomorrow: A Critique of International Economic Law in GLOBAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW (Chi Carmody et al. eds. Cambridge, 2012)

The Internationalization of Family Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 50th Anniversary Issue (2011)

International Family Law, Benchbook for Federal Judges (ASIL 2010)

Case note on Abbott for The Judges’ Newsletter on International Child Protection, Volume XVII, Hague Conference on Private International Law (2010)

Reproductive Rights and the Reproduction of Gender in GENDER EQUALITY: DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN’S EQUAL CITIZENSHIP (Linda McClain & Joanna Grossman eds. Cambridge, 2009)


Rhetoric, Religion, and International Human Rights: “Save the Children!” in Competing Paradigms of Rights and Responsibilities: Children in the Discourses of Religion and International Human Rights (Martha Fineman ed. 2009)


The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and Monitoring in THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMAN RIGHTS (2009)

The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the United States in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES (John Scheb III and Otis Stephens, eds. 2006)


The ALI Principles on Agreements: ‘Fairness’ and International Human Rights, in THE ALI PRINCIPLES ON FAMILY DISSOLUTION (Cambridge University Press, Robin Wilson, ed. 2005)

International Family Law, in ASIL GUIDE TO CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (2004)

Excerpts from United States’ Ratification of the Other Half of the International Bill of Rights and Economic Rights in the United States and International Human Rights Law in Human Rights and the Global Marketplace (Hope Lewis and Jeanne Woods, 2004)

Marital Dissolution Agreement/Tony and Carmela Simulation in TEACHING IN THE LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM (Steve Friedland and Gerry Hess, eds. 2003)

Women and Globalization, in LIBRARY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ESSAYS (Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2003)

The Economic Covenant as a Resource for Women in WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: A REFERENCE GUIDE 209-44 (Dorean Koenig and Kelly Askin, eds. 2000)

International Human Rights Law, Feminist Jurisprudence and Nietzsche’s ‘Eternal Return’: Turning the Wheel in CONSCIOUS ACTS AND THE POLITICS OF SOCIAL CHANGE 124-46 (Robin L. Teske and Mary Ann Tétreault, eds. 2000)

United States’ Ratification of the Other Half of the International Bill of Rights in HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES: LOOKING INWARD AND OUTWARD 75-93 (David P. Forsythe, ed. 2000)

Introduction to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN (ABA 1998)

The ‘Other’ Half of the International Bill of Rights as a Postmodern Feminist Text in RECONCEIVING REALITY: WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL LAW 19-60 (Dorinda Dallmeyer, ed. 1993)

FAMILY LAW AND GENDER BIAS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES (Barbara Stark ed. JAI 1992)- Foreword: Rappaccini’s Daughters?, xi-xix — ‘Oedipus Wrecks’: Psycho-Feminism and Divorce Law, 51-66


At Last? Ratification of the Economic Covenant as a Congressional-Executive Agreement, __TRANS’L. L. & CONTEMP. PROB. __(FORTHCOMING 2010)

Theories of Poverty/The Poverty of Theory, 2009 BYU L. Rev. 381-425

What’s Left? (book review of INTERNATIONAL LAW ON THE LEFT: RE-EXAMINING MARXIST LEGACIES (Susan Marks ed. 2008)__ GEO. WASH. INT’L L. REV. __ ( FORTHCOMING 2010)

Jam Tomorrow: The Limits of International Economic Law, __ B. C. Third World J.__ (2009)(lead article)

When Globalization Hits Home: International Family Law Comes of Age, Vand. J. Transn’l L. (2006)

Rhetoric, Divorce, and International Human Rights: The Limits of Divorce Reform for the Protection of Children, Symposium on Divorce Reform, 65 LA. L. REV. 1433-53 (2005)

Women, Globalization and Law: A Change of World, 16 PACE J. INT’L L. 333-56 (Sloan Lecture, 2004)

Introduction: Practical Applications and Critical Perspectives in International Family Law, 38 FAM. L. Q. 475 (2004) (Symposium editor and organizer)

The Future of the Fourteenth Amendment: International Law and the Black Heritage Trail, 13 TEMPLE POL. AND CIV. RTS. REV. 557-81 (2004) Symposium on the Fourteenth Amendment.

Baby Girls from China in New York: A Thrice-Told Tale, 2003 UTAH L. REV. 1231-1301

Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop: Social and Political Constructions of Abortion in South Africa, China and Germany, 12 TEX. J. WOMEN AND L. 287 (2003) Symposium on Feminist Subversions

Lost Boys and Forgotten Girls: African Refugees, Adoption, and International Human Rights, 22 ST. LOUIS PUB. L. REV.275-296 (2003) Symposium Issue on Rights of the Child

Sustainable Development and Postmodern International Law: Greener Globalization, Symposium on Rio + Ten (International Environmental Conference) 27 WM.& MARY J. ENVN’L L. AND POLICY 137-92 (2002)

After/word(s): ‘Violations of Human Dignity’ and Postmodern International Law, 27 YALE J. INT’L L. 315-362 (2002)

Pomo Parenting, 80 ORE. L. REV. 1035-1065 (2001)

Marriage Proposals: From One-Size-Fits-All to Postmodern Marriage Law, 89 CAL. L. REV. 1479-1548 (2001)

Domestic Violence and International Law: Good-Bye Earl (Hans, Pedro, Gen, Chou, etc.), Symposium, 47 LOYOLA L. REV. 255-82 (2001)

U.N. Sanctions Against the Taliban: A Feminist Perspective, 95 ASIL PROC. 24-25 (2001)

Women and Globalization: The Failure and Postmodern Possibilities of International Law, 33 VAND. J. TRANSN’L L. 503-71 (2000)

Bottom Line Feminist Theory: The Dream of a Common Language, 23 HARV. WOMEN’S L. J. 227-46 (2000)

Deconstructing the Framers’ Right to Property: Liberty’s Daughters and Economic Rights, 28 HOFSTRA L. REV. 963-1060 (2000)

ACUNS Workshop (Postmodern International Law), 98 ASIL PROC. 67-68 (1998)

Exile on Campus, 48 J. LEGAL EDUC. 430-37 (1998)

Guys and Dolls: Remedial Nurturing Skills in Post-Divorce Practice, Feminist Theory and Family Law Doctrine, 26 HOFSTRA L. REV. 293-376 (1997)

The Practice of Law as Play, 30 GA. L. REV. 1005-1021 (1996)

What We Talk About When We Talk About War, 28 STAN. J. INT’L L. 91-120 (1996)

International Human Rights, Feminist Jurisprudence and Nietzsche’s Eternal Return: Turning the Wheel, 19 HARV. WOMEN’S L. J. 169-199 (1996)

Urban Despair and Nietzsche’s ‘Eternal Return’: From the Municipal Rhetoric of Economic Justice to the International Law of Economic Rights, 28 VAND. J. TRANSN’L L. 185-237 (1995)

Postmodern Rhetoric, Economic Rights and an International Text: ‘A Miracle for Breakfast,’ 33 VA. J. INT’L L. 433-466 (1993), excerpted in A. D’Amato, INTERNATIONAL LAW ANTHOLOGY 411-12 (1994)

Economic Rights in the United States and International Human Rights Law: Toward an ‘Entirely New Strategy,’ 44 HASTINGS L.J. 79-130 (1992)

Conceptions of International Peace and Environmental Rights: ‘The Remains of the Day,’ 59 TENN. L. R. 651-79 (1992) (organizer, Symposium: Environmental Rights and International Peace with an Introduction by Al Gore)

Nurturing Rights: An Essay on Women, Peace and International Human Rights, 13 MICH. J. INT’L L. 144-60 (1991)

Divorce Law, Feminism and Psychoanalysis: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, 38 UCLA L. REV.1483-1533 (1991)

Pennies from Heaven: An Expanded Theory of Entitlement for State Court Claimants Under the Civil Rights Fee-Shifting Statutes, 31 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 505-68 (1990)

Summer at the Hague, 19 INT’L L. NEWS 18 (1990)

International Family Planning and Human Rights: A Modest Proposal, 18 DEN. J. INT’L L. AND POL’Y 59-81 (1989)

Burning Down the House: Toward a Theory of More Equitable Distribution, 40 RUTGERS L. REV. 1173-1216 (1988), excerpted in P. Swisher, H. Miller and W. Weston, FAMILY LAW: CASES, MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS 955-57 (1990)

Constitutional Analysis of the Baby M Case, 1 HARV. WOMEN’S L.J. 19-52 (1988)

Spousal Support Since the Enactment of No-Fault Divorce: Small Change for Women, (1988) Assoc. of Fam. & Council. Ct., 25th Anniversary Program; reprinted at 27 FAM. AND COUNCIL. CT. REV. 59-70 (1989)

Termination of Parental Rights Unenforceable, 119 N.J. L.J. 329 (1987)