Office: LC 2014C
Campus Phone: 419.530.4136
Fax Number: 419-530-7878
Secretary: Arlene Susdorf; 419.530.2958
Professor Jessica Knouse joined the College of Law faculty in fall 2007. She teaches Constitutional Law I and II, Family Law, and Sexuality and Law. Her research interests include legal philosophy (specifically theories of justice, tensions between liberty and equality, and the impact of legal categories on identity) and constitutional interpretation (specifically postmodern methods and the instability of textual meaning).
Professor Knouse attended Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she concentrated in Latin and English. After receiving her B.A., she served as Assistant Director of Boston University's College Honors Program. She then attended Albany Law School, where she was Production Editor of the Albany Law Review, a Dean Sponsler Honors Teaching Fellow, and valedictorian of her graduating class. After receiving her J.D., she worked as an Appellate Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, and then as a Law Clerk for Justice Howard H. Dana Jr. of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She subsequently received an LL.M. from Yale Law School where she studied, among other things, legal philosophy, constitutional interpretation, and anti-discrimination law.
Civil Marriage: Threat to Democracy, 18 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law (forthcoming 2012).
Restructuring the Labor Market to Democratize the Public Forum, 39 Stetson Law Review 715 (2010).
From Identity Politics to Ideology Politics, 2009 Utah Law Review 749 (2009)
Using Postmodern Feminist Legal Theory to Interrupt the Reinscription of Sex Stereotypes through the Institution of Marriage, 16 Hastings Women’s Law Journal 159 (2005).
Intersexuality and the Social Construction of Anatomical Sex, 12 Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 135 (2005).
Works in Progress