Meier, Joan S.

GW Law Faculty Publications

July 13, 2017

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(With Sean Dickson.)  Mapping Gender:  Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation, 35 Law & Ineq. 311 (2017).

Differentiating Domestic Violence Types:  Profound Paradigm Shift or Old Wine in New Bottles?, in Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody:  Legal Strategies and Policy Issues 2-2 (Mo Therese Hannah & Barry Goldstein eds., 2016).

"Teaching Lawyering with Heart in The George Washington University Law School Domestic Violence Project," 22 Violence Against Women 1484 (2016).

"Johnson's Differentiation Theory: Is It Really Empirically Supported?," 12 Journal of Child Custody 4-24 (2015).

(With Diaz-Vidaillet, Angela, et. al.) "Panel on the Violence of the Legal System," 5 University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review 457-467 (2015).

"Getting Real About Abuse and Alienation: A Critique of Drozd and Olesen's Decision Tree," 7 Journal of Child Custody 219-252 (2010).

"A Historical Perspective on Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation," 6 Journal of Child Custody 232-257 (2009).

"The Misuse of Parental Alienation Syndrome in Custody Suits," in The Family Context, p. 147-164 (volume 2 of Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships.) Edited by Evan Stark and Eve S. Buzawa. Santa Barbara : Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009.

"Davis/Hammon, Domestic Violence, and the Supreme Court: The Case for Cautious Optimism." 105 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 22-27 (2006).

"Domestic Violence, Child Custody, and Child Protection: Understanding Judicial Resistance and Imagining the Solutions" 11 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 657 (2003)

"Domestic Violence, Character and Social Change in the Welfare Reform Debate." 19 Law and Policy 205 (1997).

(with Cahn, Naomi). "Domestic Violence and Feminist Jurisprudence: Toward a New Agenda." 4 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 339 (1995).

"Introduction: Feminist Theory and Legal Norms" in The Public Nature of Private Violence p. 121, edited by Fineman, Martha Albertson and Roxanne Mykitiuk. New York : Routledge, 1994.

"Notes from the Underground: Integrating Psychological and Legal Perspectives on Domestic Violence in Theory and Practice." 21 Hofstra Law Review 1295 (1993)

(With Cahn, Naomi.) "Recent Developments: Double Jeopardy and Enforcement of Civil Protection Orders" 1 Texas Journal of Women and Law 269 (1992)

"The 'Right' to a Disinterested Prosecutor of Criminal Contempt: Unpacking Public and Private Interests." 70 Washington Law Quarterly 85 (1992).



Brief of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, Aequitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and Futures Without Violence as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, Voisine v. United States (No. 14-10154) (U.S. Jan. 26, 2016),

"Home Is Where the Harm Is," New York Times, Op-Ed. (March 5, 2013),

"Parental Alienation Syndrome & Parental Alienation: Research Reviews," VAWnet: The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (Sept. 2013),

"Why This Mother Was Not Heard," Washington Post Op-Ed., at p. B08 (April 13, 2008).

Brief for Amici Curiae National Network to End Domestic Violence et al. Hammon v. Indiana and Davis v. Washington (Supreme Court, No. 05-5705)(2006).

"Battered Justice for Battered Women." Washington Post p. A25 (Mar. 19, 2005).

Brief for Amici Curiae National Black Police Association, National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, The National Center for Women & Policing, and Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc., Castle Rock v. Gonzales (Supreme Court, No. 04-278)(2005).

"Battered Justice." The Washington Monthly (May 1987), reprinted in Social Issues Resources Series, vol. 3 (1984-87).