Ariela R. Dubler

George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Rm. 936
Mailbox C-2
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-0073
Fax: 212-854-7946

Assistant Info

Name: Marianne Carroll
Phone: 212-854-0653
Areas of Expertise
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • American Legal History
  • Feminist Theory


  • A.B., Harvard, 1994
  • J.D., 1998
  • Ph.D., History, Yale, 2003.

Detailed Biography

Professor Dubler writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Legal History. Her research focuses on the legal regulation of sex and the family. She is currently writing a book, The Parental Difficulty, about the ways that the law has contributed to our understandings of mothers' and fathers' roles at home and at work. Some of her other publications include Sexing Skinner: History and the Politics of the Right to Marry,110 Colum. L. Rev. 1348 (2010), From McLaughlin v. Florida to Lawrence v. Texas: Sexual Freedom and the Road to Marriage,106 Colum. L. Rev. 1165 (2006), and Immoral Purposes: Marriage and the Genus of Illicit Sex 115 Yale L.J. 756 (2006). Professor Dubler has a JD and a PhD in history from Yale University. Prior to coming to Columbia Law School she clerked for Judge Jose A.. Cabranes on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a former Henry Luce Foundation Fellow, in which capacity she lived in Bangkok, Thailand and worked on issues related to sex work.

To read Professor Dubler's op-ed on mothers, fathers, and flextime policies, see The LA Times (October 21, 2012).