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Kristin Collins

Sidley Austin-Robert D. McLean ’70 Visiting Professor of Law
Kristin Collins is the Sidley Austin-Robert D. McLean ’70 Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. Professor Collins writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure, family law, and legal history. Her current projects include a history of federal equity practice and a history of gender- and marriage-based citizenship laws. Following graduation from Yale Law School in 2000, Professor Collins clerked for Judge Kimba Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Chief Judge John Walker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also served as a senior fellow at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) in Cape Town, where she conducted research on the enforcement of constitutional norms by South Africa’s lower courts, and practiced law with a civil rights law firm in New York City.

Education
J.D., Yale, 2000
M.A., Columbia, 1996
M. Litt., Oxford, 1995
B.A., George Washington, 1992

Courses Taught
Procedure
Advanced Topics in Civil Procedure
Marriage and the State