Mary Anne Case

Prof. Mary Anne Case

Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

A graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School, Mary Anne Case studied at the University of Munich; litigated for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York; and was professor of law and Class of 1966 Research Professor at the University of Virginia before joining the Law School faculty. She was a Visiting Professor of Law at the Law School in autumn of 1998 and at New York University during the 1996–97 academic year and the spring of 1999. She has also served as Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for the spring of 2004, Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University for the 2006–07 academic year, and Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School for the spring of 2013. Among the subjects she has taught are feminist jurisprudence, constitutional law, regulation of sexuality, marriage, family law, sex discrimination, religious freedom and European legal systems. She is the convenor of the Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex and Gender. While her diverse research interests include German contract law and the First Amendment, her scholarship to date has concentrated on the regulation of sex, gender, and sexuality, and on the early history of feminism.

  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1985
  • Ludwig Maximilians University
    1979-1980 and alt. years thereafter
  • Yale University
    BA, magna cum laude and honors in history, the arts and letters, and English, 1979


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