Katharine Young

Boston College Law School

Katharine Young is an Associate Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, where she teaches contracts, comparative and international human rights law, and feminist legal theory. Her scholarship focuses on issues of comparative public law and theory, and positive state obligations, and her book, Constituting Economic and Social Rights (Oxford University Press, 2012), was published in Oxford’s Constitutional Theory series. Her co-edited collection (with Kim Rubenstein), The Public Law of Gender: from the Local to the Global (Cambridge University Press, 2016) appeared in the series Connecting International Law with Public Law. She has also published a casebook, with James S. Rogers, The Law of Contracts (Foundation Press, 2017). Professor Young is currently editing The Future of Economic and Social Rights (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Prior to joining the faculty of Boston College Law School, Professor Young was an Associate Professor at the Australian National University College of Law, and earlier worked with Paul, Weiss in New York, Allens in Melbourne, and clerked with the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG of the High Court of Australia. She received her first law degree from the University of Melbourne, and LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. She was a fellow at Harvard University’s Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.