Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Catharine MacKinnon, JD, PhD Biography

Title:
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[G]ender equality will remain unattainable so long as men buy, sell and exploit women and children by prostituting them.”

The Guardian, Apr. 12, 2006

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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, 1990-present
  • Formerly taught at Yale University, Harvard University, Osgoode Hall (Toronto), Stanford University, Basel (Switzerland), UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota and Columbia University.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 1987
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1977
  • BA, Smith College, 1969
Other:
  • None found