About the Authors
Katharine T. Bartlett
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. In 1994, she won the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award at Duke University.
Deborah L. Rhode
Deborah L. Rhode is one of the countryís leading scholars in the fields of legal ethics and gender, law, and public policy. An author of 20 books, including The Beauty Bias, she is the nationís most frequently cited scholar in legal ethics. She is the director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession.
Professor Rhode is the former president of the Association of American Law Schools, the former chair of the American Bar Associationís Commission on Women in the Profession, the founder and former director of Stanfordís Center on Ethics, and the former director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. She also served as senior counsel to the minority members of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on presidential impeachment issues during the Clinton administration. She has received the American Bar Associationís Michael Franck award for contributions to the field of professional responsibility; the American Bar Foundationís W. M. Keck Foundation Award for distinguished scholarship on legal ethics; and the American Bar Associationís Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and vice chair of the board of Legal Momentum (formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund). She is currently a columnist for the National Law Journal.
Before joining the Stanford Law faculty, Professor Rhode was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.