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Publications by Catherine Albiston


Institutional Inequality and the Mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act: Rights On Leave, Cambridge University Press (2010)


Law as an Instrument of Social Change (with Gwyn Leachman), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, ed. James D. Wright (2015) - PDF Version (273 Kb)

The Dispute Tree and the Legal Forest, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Volume 10: 105-131 (with Edelman and Milligan) (2014)

Funding the Cause: How Public Interest Law Organizations Fund Their Activities and Why It Matters for Social Change, Law & Social Inquiry (2014)

Expanding the Empirical Study of Access to Justice, Wisconsin Law Review, 2013 Wisc. L. Rev. 101 (2013) - PDF Version (192 Kb)

The Dark Side of Litigation as a Social Movement Strategy, 96 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 61 (2011) - PDF Version (156 Kb)

When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment Structures, 117 American Journal of Sociology 888 (with Edelman, Krieger, Eliason, & Mellema) (2011)

Institutional Inequality, 2009 Wisconsin Law Review 1093 (2009)

Ten Lessons for Practitioners About Family Responsibilities Discrimination and Stereotyping Evidence, 59 Hastings Law Journal 1285, (with Dickson, Fishman, & Levy) (2008) - PDF Version (158 Kb)

Institutional Perspectives on Law, Work, & Family, 3 Annual Review of Law & Social Science 397 (2007)

The Procedural Attack on Civil Rights: The Empirical Reality of Buckhannon for the Private Attorney General, 54 UCLA Law Review 1087 (with Nielsen) (2007) - PDF Version (322 Kb)

The Organization of Public Interest Practice: 1975-2004, 84 North Carolina Law Review 1591 (with Nielsen) (2006)

Anti-essentialism and the Work/Family Dilemma, 20 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 30 (2005)

Bargaining in the Shadow of Social Institutions: Competing Discourses and Social Change in Workplace Mobilization of Civil Rights, 39 Law & Society Review 11 (2005)

Feminism in Relation, 17 Wisconsin Women's Law Journal 1 (with Brito & Larson) (2002)

The Rule of Law and the Litigation Process: The Paradox of Losing by Winning, 33 Law & Society Review 869 (1999)

Welfare Queens and Other Fairy Tales: Welfare Reform and Unconstitutional Reproductive Controls, 38 Howard Law Journal 473, (with Nielsen) (1995)

The Social Meaning of the Norplant Condition: Constitutional Considerations of Race, Class and Gender, 9 Berkeley Women's Law Journal 9 (1994)

Does Joint Custody Matter?, 2 Stanford Law & Policy Review 167, (with Maccoby & Mnookin) (1990)


Cutting Childcare Out from Under Californians, Policy Brief, September 2010, Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security


Public Interest Lawyering: A Contemporary Perspective (review), Journal of Legal Education, 63 Journal of Legal Ed. 554 (2014) - PDF Version (111 Kb)


Benefit of Office Face Time a Myth, CNN Opinion Online

Flexibility for Families that Work, San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2013


Chapter 6 (contributing author), The Family and Medical Leave Act (Ossip & Hale, eds.), ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (2006)

Legal Consciousness and Workplace Rights, in New Civil Rights Research: A Constitutive Approach (Steiner & Nielsen, eds.), Dartmouth/Ashgate Press (2006)

Mobilizing Employment Rights in the Workplace, in Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research: Rights and Realities (Nielsen & Nelson, eds.), Springer (2005)

Private Ordering Revisited: What Custodial Arrangements are Parents Negotiating?, Divorce Reform at the Crossroads (Sugarman & Kay, eds.), (with Mnookin, Maccoby & Depner) Harvard University Press (1990)


Brief of Amici Curiae before the United States Supreme Court in Sole v. Wyner, No. 06-531, April 2, 2007 (2007) - PDF Version (129 Kb)