Allison Anna Tait, an expert in trusts and estates, family law, tax exempt organizations, legal history, and property, joined the University of Richmond Law faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Tait comes to Richmond Law with a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. in French literature from Yale, and an LL.M. in tax and organizational governance from Columbia Law School.
At Yale Law School, Professor Tait served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. She then clerked for the Hon. Richard Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court, served as a Postdoctoral Scholar for the Yale Women Faculty Forum, and was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School.
Professor Tait serves as co-chair of the Organizing Committee for Family Law Scholars and Teachers, and is secretary for the Law & Humanities Section of AALS.
“Divorce Equality.” Presented at the Law and Society Conference; Seattle, WA (May 2015); Emerging Family Law Scholars Conference; Orlando, FL (June 2015); AALS Mid-Year Meeting: The Shifting Foundations of Family Law; Orlando, FL (June 2015)
“Publicity Rules for Public Trusts.” Presented at 18th Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities; Washington D.C. (March 2015)
“Rejecting Amphibious Women and Great Estates.” Presented at the “Consent in Early America” conference; Oxford, England (March 2015)
Chair and Commentator, “Marriage and the Law in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” panel. North Eastern Conference on British Studies; Lewiston, ME (October 2014)
“Harmful Marriages.” Presented at the Emerging Family Law Scholars Conference; Minneapolis, MN (May 2014)
“Chancery’s Support for Married Women’s Wills in Eighteenth-Century England.” Presented at the American Society for Legal History Annual Conference; Miami, FL (November 2013)
“’Within the Sound of Church Bells’: The Distance Between Formal and Informal Marriage.” Presented at the “Modernizing Marriage through E-Marriage Symposium,” Michigan State University College of Law; East Lansing, MI (November 2010)
“Ruth Stubb’s White Dress: Recognizing Marriage in Polygamous Households.” Presented at the 13th Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities; Providence, RI (March 2010)
“Legal Order Through Literary Narrative.” Presented at the International Symposium on Law and Literature; Paris, France (February 2010)
“Paternal Justice and State Interest. Murderous Fathers in the Theater of Racine and Corneille.” Presented at the 12th Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities; Boston, MA (April 2009)
“Territorial Campaigns: the Mistress Makes a Map.” Presented at the 5th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies, Wayne State University; Detroit, MI (March 2008)
Divorce Equality, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 1245 (2015).
The Secret Economy of Charitable Giving, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 1663 (2015).
Publicity Rules for Public Trusts, 33 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 421 (2015).
The Beginning of the End of Coverture: A Reappraisal of the Married Woman’s Separate Estate, 26 Yale J. L. & Fem. 1 (2014).
A Tale of Three Families: Historical Households, Earned Belonging, and Natural Connections, 63 Hastings L. J. 1345 (2012).
What We Didn’t See Before, 24 Yale J.L. & Human. 3 (2012).
Constructing Courts: Architecture, the Ideology of Judging, and the Public Sphere, with Judith Resnik and Denny Curtis, in Treatise on Legal Visual Semiotics (2012).
Polygamy, Publicity, and Locality: The Place of the Public in Marriage (symposium piece), 2011 Mich. St. L. Rev. 171 (2011).
Mancession or Momcession? Good Providers, Bad Economies and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace, with Joan C. Williams, 86 Chi-Kent L. Rev. 857 (2011).
Narrative and the Origins of Law, with Luke Norris, in 5 Law and Humanities 11 (2011).
Family Model and Mystical Body: Witnessing Gender through Political Metaphor in the Early Modern Nation State, 36 Women’s Studies Quarterly 76 (2008).
Tait on the secret economy of charitable giving (PrawfsBlawg)
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015