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Tracy Higgins
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

Email: thiggins@law.fordham.edu


PRINCETON, A.B., 1986, magna cum laude
HARVARD, J.D., 1990, magna cum laude

  • Law Clerk to Judge Levin Campbell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1990-91)
  • Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center (1991-92)
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Spring 1992)
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review

  • Legal Pluralism, Gender, and Access to Land in Ghana, 23 Fordham Envtl. Law Rev. 7 (with Jeanmarie Fenrich) (2012).
  • Customary Law, Gender Equality, and the Family: The Promise and Limits of a Choice Paradigm in THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAW, Cambridge University Press, Jeanmarie Fenrich, Paolo Galizzi, and Tracy Higgins, eds. (with Jeanmarie Fenrich) (2011)
  • THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAW, Cambridge University Press (Co-Editor with Jeanmarie Fenrich and Paolo Galizzi) (2011).
  • We Will Still Live: Confronting Stigma and Discrimination Against Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Jeanmarie Fenrich and Chi Mgbako) (2008).
  • Gender Equality and Customary Marriage: Bargaining in the Shadow of Post-Apartheid Legal Pluralism, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Jeanmarie Fenrich and Ziona Tanzer) (2008).
  • Book Review: Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catharine A.MacKinnon, Yale J. L. & Feminism (2006).
  • Constitutional Chicken Soup, Fordham L. Rev. (Fall 2006) (symposium contribution).
  • The Children Left Behind: Roma Access to Education in Contemporary Romania, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Martin Flaherty and Aram Schvey) (2006).
  • Exporting Despair: United States Foreign Aid Policy and the Right to Health Care in Kenya, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Martin Flaherty and Mehlika Hoodbhoy)(2006).
  • A Reflection on the Uses and Limits of Western Feminism in a Global Context, T. Jefferson L. Rev. (2006).
  • No Recourse: Multinational Corporations and the Protection of Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights in Bolivia, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Maria McFarland)(Spring 2004).
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Power: Is Feminist Theory Enough?, Colum. J. Gender & L. (with Brenda Cossman, Dan Danielson, and Janet Halley) (2003).
  • Job Segregation, Gender Blindness, and Employee Agency, Me. L. Rev. (Spring 2003).
  • Promise Unfulfilled: Law, Culture, and Women’s Inheritance Rights in Ghana, Fordham Int’l L. J. (with Jeanmarie Fenrich) (Spring 2002).
  • Agency, Equality, and Antidiscrimination Law, Cornell L. Rev.  (with Laura Rosenbury) (Spring 2000).
  • Reviving the Public/Private Distinction in Feminist Theorizing, in Symposium: Unfinished Feminist Business, Chi.-Kent L. Rev. (Spring 2000).
  • “One Country, Two Systems?”: Rule of Law, Democracy, and Rights in Hong Kong Two Years After Reversion to Chinese Sovereignty, Fordham Int’l L. J. (Winter 1999).
  • Justice on Trial: State Security Courts, Police Impunity, and the Intimidation of Defense Lawyers in Turkey, Fordham Int’l L. J. (Summer 1999).
  • Democracy and Feminism, reprinted in INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF ESSAYS IN LAW AND LEGAL THEORY: FAMILY, STATE, AND LAW (Michael D. Freeman ed., 1999).
  • Regarding Rights: An Essay in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 30 Colum. Hum. Rts L. Rev. 225 (1998).
  • Democracy and Feminism, 110 Harv. L. Rev. 1657 (1997).
  • Straying from The Path, 110 Harv. L. Rev. (1997) (solicited essay commemorating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ The Path of the Law).

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Emily Smith Ewing
Adjunct Professor
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