Jill Hasday

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Centennial Professor in Law
Yale University, B.A.
Yale Law School, J.D.
Office: 422
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
P: 612-626-6633

Professor Jill Hasday teaches and writes about anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, family law, and legal history. She has written two books. Family Law Reimagined was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Intimate Lies and the Law was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. It won the Scribes Book Award "for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year" and the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award for Family and Relationships.

Professor Hasday’s articles have appeared in many leading law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review.

Professor Hasday received her B.A. from Yale University in 1994, graduating summa cum laude with distinction in history and winning election to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1997, Professor Hasday graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal and received honors in all graded courses. After law school, Professor Hasday clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Professor Hasday joined the University of Minnesota Law School as a tenured faculty member in 2005. She has been the Centennial Professor in Law since 2013.

In 2014, Professor Hasday became a Distinguished McKnight University Professor. The University of Minnesota awards this honor to its "most distinguished and highest-achieving mid-career faculty."

In 2018, Professor Hasday won the Stanley V. Kinyon Tenured Teacher of the Year Award.

Professor Hasday is the Editor-in-Chief of Constitutional Commentary. Please visit the journal's webpage for more information and past issues.

Professor Hasday also runs the Public Law Workshop, which brings nationally recognized scholars to Minnesota to present their current work on public law topics. See the most recent Public Law Workshop schedule.