Lucinda M. Finley


Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy; Director of Appellate Advocacy

Research Focus: Tort Law and Gender Issues, Feminist Legal Theory, Reproductive Rights, Equal Protection Law and Equality Theory, First Amendment and Limits on Protest Activity
Links: Curriculum VitaeSSRN

Contact Information

513 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100

Faculty Assistant: Anita M. Gesel

Biography Publications


FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN TORT OPINIONS (with Martha Chamallas) (Cambridge University Press 2020)

TORT LAW AND PRACTICE, 3rd ed. (with D. Vetri, L. Levine, and J. Vogel, ed.) (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender: 2006)

TORT LAW AND PRACTICE, 2nd ed. (with D. Vetri, L. Levine, and J. Fogel, ed.) (Lexis-Nexis/Matthew Bender: 2002)

Journal Articles

Putting "Protection" Back in the Equal Protection Clause: Lessons from Nineteenth Century Women's Rights Activists' Understandings of Equality, TEMPLE POLITICAL & CIVIL RIGHTS LAW REVIEW vol. 13: 429-452 (2004)

The Hidden Victims of Tort Reform: Women, Children, and the Elderly, EMORY LAW REVIEW vol. 53: 1263-1314 (2004)

Guarding the Gate to the Courthouse: How Trial Judges Are Using Their Evidentiary Screening Role to Remake Tort Causation Rules, DEPAUL LAW REVIEW vol. 49: 335-376 (1999)

Female Trouble: The Implications of Tort Reform for Women, TENNESSE LAW REVIEW vol. 64: 847-879 (1996)

Sex-Blind, Separate but Equal, or Anti-Subordination? The Uneasy Legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson for Sex and Gender Discrimination, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW vol. 12: 1089-1128 (1996)

Breaking Women's Silence in Law: The Dilemma of the Gendered Nature of Legal Reasoning, NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW vol. 64: 886 (1989)

Book Chapters

Commentary on Emerson v. Magendantz, in FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN TORT OPINIONS (Martha Chamallas & Lucinda Finley, eds., Cambridge University Press 2020)

Introduction (with Martha Chamallas), in FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN TORT OPINIONS (Martha Chamallas & Lucinda Finley, eds., Cambridge University Press 2020)

What is Tort Reform Really About?, MATERIALS ON TORT REFORM (A.F. Popper, ed., ed.) (Thomson/West:   2010)

Contested Ground: The Story of Roe v. Wade and its Impact on American Society, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW STORIES, 2nd ed. (M. Dorf, ed., ed.) (Foundation Press:   2009)

The Priceless-Worthless Dilemma: In Defense of Individualized Non-Economic Damages, FAULT LINES: TORT LAW AS CULTURAL PRACTICE (D.M. Engel, M. McCann, eds.) (Stanford University Press:   2009)