Katharine T. Bartlett

A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law

External address: 
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Law School Room 3181, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708-0362
Phone: 
(919) 613-8515

Overview

Katharine T. Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, served as Dean of Duke Law School from 2000-2007. She teaches family law, employment discrimination law, gender and law, and contracts, and publishes widely in the fields of family law, gender theory, employment law, theories of social change, and legal education. She has the leading casebook (with Deborah Rhode) in the area of gender law.

Professor Bartlett served as a reporter for the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (2002), for which she was responsible for the provisions relating to child custody. For her work on this project, she was named R. Ammi Cutter Chair in 1998.

Professor Bartlett earned her degrees at Wheaton College, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Before coming to Duke, she was a law clerk on the California Supreme Court and a legal services attorney in Oakland, California. She has been a visiting professor at UCLA and at Boston University, a scholar in residence at New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School, and a fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Professor Bartlett has received numerous honors over the years. In 1994, she won the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award at Duke University. She was awarded Equal Justice Works' Dean John R. Kramer Award (“Dean of the Year”) for “leadership in public service in legal education” in 2006 and received an honorary doctorate from Wheaton College in 2008.

Education & Training

  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley 1975

  • M.S., Harvard University 1969

  • B.A., Wheaton College 1968

Children's Law Clinic awarded by The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2004

An International Educational Program for U.S. and Foreign Scholars and Legal and Financial Practitioners awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2002

Bartlett, K, Rhode, D, and Grossman, J. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. Aspen Publishers, 2017. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, Rhode, D, Grossman, J, and Buchalter, S. Gender Law and Policy. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2014. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, and Rhode, D. Gender Law and Policy. Aspen Publishers, 2010. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, and Rhode, D. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. Aspen Publishers, 2010. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, and Rhode, D. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. Aspen Publishers, 2010. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, and Rhode, D. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. Aspen Publishers, 2006. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, Ellman, I, and Blumberg, G. Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Analysis and Recommendations. American Law Institute, 2002. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, Harris, A, and Rhode, D. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. Aspen Publishers, 2002. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K, and Harris, A. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. Aspen Publishers, 1998. (Monograph)

Bartlett, K. Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary. 1993. (Monograph)

Pages

Bartlett, K. "Unconstitutionally Male?: The Story of United States v. Virginia." Women and the Law Stories. 2011. 133-177. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Feminism and Family Law." Women and the Law. 2005. 307-334. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Feminist Canon." Legal Canons. 2000. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Improving the Law Relating to Postdivorce Arrangements for Children." The Postdivorce Family. 1999. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Perspectives in Feminist Jurisprudence." Feminist Jurisprudence, Women and the Law: Critical Essays, Research Agenda, and Bibliography. 1999. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Anglo-American Law." A Companion to Feminist Philosophy. 1998. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Surplus Visibility." Beyond PC: Toward a Politics of Understanding. 1992. (Chapter)

Bartlett, K. "Sharing Sexism (Accepted)." Fordham Urban Law Journal (2016).

Bartlett, K, and Gulati, M. "Discrimination by Customers." Iowa Law Review 102 (2016): 223-257.

Bartlett, K. "Prioritizing Past Caretaking in Child-Custody Decisionmaking." Law & Contemporary Problems 77 (2014): 29-67.

Bartlett, K, and Scott, E. "Foreword." Law & Contemporary Problems 77.1 (2014): i-vii.

Bartlett, K. "Objectivity: A Feminist Revisit." Alabama Law Review 66.2 (2014): 375-394.

Bartlett, K. "Feminist Legal Scholarship: A History Through the Lens of the California Law Review." California Law Review 100 (2012): 381-430.

Bartlett, K. "Tradition as Past and Present in Substantive Due Process Analysis." Duke Law Journal 62 (2012): 535-578.

Bartlett, K. "Showcasing: The Positive Spin." North Carolina Law Review 89 (2011): 1055-1082.

Bartlett, K. "Reply: Good Intentions Matter." Virginia Law Review In Brief 96 (2010): 35-39.

Pages

Bartlett, K. "Can the Supportive State be Non-Intrusive?." Family Law Jotwell (2015).

Bartlett, K. "Denaturing the Family." Family Law Jotwell (2015).

Bartlett, K. "A Family Agenda Without the Rhetoric." Chicago Tribune 1996 (1996): 27-.

Bartlett, K. "Some Factual Corrections About Political Correctness." Wall Street Journal 1991 (1991): A19-.

Bartlett, K. "Baby M: The Legal System Confronts Conflicting Human Values." Duke Law Magazine (1987): 4-.

Bartlett, K. "A Reappraisal of Parenthood." Duke Law Magazine (1984).