Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of Government and Law and Department Head
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights - Room 208
(610) 330-5389
(610) 330-5397


  • M.A. and Ph.D., University of Washington
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania

Teaching interests: constitutional law; law and social movements; political theory

Research interests: law and society; laws mandating parental involvement in the abortion decisions of pregnant minors.

Selected publications:

The Supreme Court (Greenwood Press, 2021)

Girls on the Stand: How Courts Fail Pregnant Minors (NYU Press, 2007).

Unleashing Rights: Law Meaning, and the Animal Rights Movement(University of Michigan Press, 1996).