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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)


Just Leave (with Lindsey O'Connor), 39 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 1 (2016) - PDF Version (286 Kb)

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 (with Nielsen), 39 Law & Social Inquiry 62 (2014)

Expanding the Empirical Study of Access to Justice, 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)