Recent ​Faculty Scholarship

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McGowan, Miranda

Journal Articles

  • "Can Citizenship Reinvigorate the Fight for Gender Equality?" in 28 Constitutional Commentary (2012)
  • "Do As I Say, Not as I Do: An Empirical investigation of Justice Scalia's Ordinary Meaning Methodology for Interpreting Statutes" in 78 Mississippi Law Journal 1301 (2008)
  • "Untangling the Myth of the Model Minority" in 100 Northwestern University Law Review (with Lindgren) (2006)
  • "Against Interpretation" in 42 San Diego Law Review 711 (2005)
  • "American Democracy: A Model Oxymoron" in 20 Constitutional Commentary 631 (2004)
  • "From Outlaws to Ingroup: Romer, Lawrence, and the Inevitable Normativity of Group Recognition" in 88 Minnesota Law Review 1312 (2004)
  • "Certain Illusions about Speech: Why the Free-Speech Critique of Hostile Work Environment Harassment is Wrong " in 19 Constitutional Commentary 391 (2003)
  • "Property's Portrait of a Lady" in 85 Minnesota Law Review 1037 (2001)
  • "Reconsidering the Americans with Disabilities Act" in 35 Georgia Law Review 27 (2000)
  • "Diversity of What?" in 55 Representations 129 (1996)
  • "Affirmative Action for Whom?" in 47 Stanford Law Review 855 (with Brest) (1995)
  • "What's Sex Got To Do With It?" in 47 Stanford Law Review 565 (1995)

Other Print and Electronic Media

  • Justices' Questions Probe Core Constitutional Issue San Diego Union-Tribune (March 28, 2012)
  • Obamacare's Day in Court: What Kind of Conservatism Will Win? San Diego Union-Tribune (March 28, 2012)
  • Court's Day Is Heavy on Technical Argument San Diego Union-Tribune (March 27, 2012)
  • Moving Past the Proposition 8 Vote San Diego Union-Tribune (with McGowan) (November 10, 2008)