Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Jennifer S. Hendricks

Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Juvenile and Family Law Program
Family Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law & Theory

465 Wolf Law Building
University of Colorado Law School
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Phone: (303) 735-5453
E-mail: Jennifer.Hendricks@Colorado.EDU

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Harvard Law School   1998   (magna cum laude)
B.A.   Swarthmore College   1993   (with honors)

Bio:
Jennifer Hendricks joined the CU faculty in 2012, teaching family law and civil procedure. She previously taught at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Her research interests include sex equality and sex differences in parental rights, constitutional family law, and federal-state relations.

Before teaching, Professor Hendricks practiced plaintiffs' trial and appellate litigation in Montana, where she specialized in constitutional, employment, and discrimination cases. In her practice, Professor Hendricks successfully challenged illegal voter-redistricting and vote-counting, helped high school girls win equal sports opportunities, won access to government documents for reporters and private citizens, and defended against defamation claims. She also represented victims of harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual orientation.

Professor Hendricks graduated with honors in mathematics and women's studies from Swarthmore College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. She clerked for the Hon. Karen Nelson Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While in law school, she served as a research assistant for Professor Laurence Tribe and taught legal reasoning and analysis.


Works In Progress

SEX EQUALITY IN PARENTAL RIGHTS AND REPRODUCTION (book).
Relational Feminism, Separate Spheres, and Good and Bad Mothers: A Reply to Erika Bachiochi, AMICUS (essay).
Is There a Compelling State Interest in Equality? Structural Inequality as a "Real Difference", in CONTROVERSIES IN EQUAL PROTECTION CASES IN AMERICA (ed. Anne Richardson Oakes & Centre for American Legal Studies) (Ashgate, scheduled for 2013).
Law, Science, and the Ideology of Reproduction in the West, in proceedings of the International Conference on Law and Feminism, Law College of the Indian Law Society.

Articles

Not of Woman Born: A Scientific Fantasy, 62 CASE WESTERN RESERVE L. REV. 399 (2011).
In Defense of the Substance-Procedure Dichotomy, 89 WASH. U. L. REV. 103 (2011).
Teaching Values, Teaching Stereotypes: Sex Ed and Indoctrination in Public Schools, with Dawn Howerton, 13 U. PENN. J. CONST. L. 589 (2011).
Body and Soul: Pregnancy, Equality, and the Unitary Right to Abortion, 45 HARV. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. 329 (2010).
Contingent Equal Protection: Reaching for Equality After Ricci and PICS, 16 MICH. J. GENDER & L. 397 (2010).
Popular Election of the President: Using or Abusing the Electoral College? 7 ELECTION L.J. 218 (2008).
Essentially a Mother, 13 WM. & MARY J. WOMEN & L. 429 (2007).
Preemption of Common Law Claims and the Prospects for FIFRA: Justice Stevens Puts the Genie Back in the Bottle, 15 DUKE ENVTL. L. & POL'Y FORUM 65 (2005).
Women and the Promise of Equal Citizenship, 8 TEX. J. WOMEN & L. 51 (2000).

Other Publications

Renegotiating the Social Contract, 110 MICH. L. REV. 1083 (2012) (review of Maxine Eichner's THE SUPPORTIVE STATE: FAMILIES, GOVERNMENT, AND AMERICA'S POLITICAL IDEALS).
Pregnancy, Equality, and the U.S. Constitution, in FEMINIST CONSTITUTIONALISM (Beverly Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez & Tsvi Kahana eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012).
Teaching Controversial Topics: Reproductive Rights, with Beth Burkstrand-Reid and June Carbone, 49 FAM. CT. REV. 678 (2011).
Converging Trajectories: Interest Convergence, Justice Kennedy, and Jeannie Suk's "Trajectory of Trauma, " 110 COLUM. L. REV. SIDEBAR 63 (2010).
Reprinted in WOMEN AND THE LAW (Tracy Thomas, ed., West 2011).
"We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, " 76 TENN. L. REV. 417 (2009) (reflections on teaching constitutional law in Tennessee).
Instead of ENDA, a Course Correction for Title VII, 103 NW. U. L. REV. COLLOQUY 209 (2008).
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, ed. David S. Tanenhaus et al. (2008), entries on Wimberly v. Labor & Indus. Relations Comm'n and Califano v. Goldfarb.
Montana reporter, Media Law Resource Center, 2000-05:
50-STATE SURVEY: MEDIA LIBEL LAW.
50-STATE SURVEY: MEDIA PRIVACY AND RELATED LAW.
50-STATE SURVEY: EMPLOYMENT LIBEL AND PRIVACY LAW.
Montana reporter, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 2000-05:
TAPPING OFFICIALS' SECRETS: A STATE OPEN GOVERNMENT COMPENDIUM.

Courses:

Fall 2014 Math for Lawyers LAWS 6270-001
Fall 2014 Family Law LAWS 7105-001
Fall 2014 Family Law Topics LAWS 8235-001
Fall 2013 Civil Procedure LAWS 5303-803
Fall 2013 Family Law LAWS 7105-001
Spring 2013 Family Law LAWS 7105-001