Anne C. Dailey

Evangeline Starr Professor of Law

Having joined the UConn Law faculty in 1990, Anne C. Dailey writes and teaches primarily in the areas of family law, children’s rights, and law and psychology.  She graduated from Yale College and is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was articles co-chair of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to beginning her teaching career, Professor Dailey clerked for the Honorable Jose A. Cabranes, then of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Over the years she has served as both associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean for research and faculty development; the latter position she now occupies for the second time. Professor Dailey has held visiting professorships at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Yale Law School and Université d’Aix-Marseille.

Professor Dailey’s scholarly work currently focuses on two areas of interest: children and the law, and psychology and the law. Her book, When Rational Minds Differ: Psychoanalysis, Scientific Psychology and Law, is forthcoming from Yale University Press. Her work has been published in numerous law journals, including the Duke Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Texas Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. In 2002, she was the recipient of the CORST prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association for the best interdisciplinary essay, a paper subsequently published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Since 2009, she has served as a research fellow at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. In fall 2012, she was the Erikson Scholar-in-Residence at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA, where she now serves on the advisory board.

Anne C. Dailey, Children's Constitutional Rights, 96 Minn. L. Rev. 2099 (2011)
Anne C. Dailey, Imagination and Choice, 35 Law & Soc. Inquiry 175 (2010)
Anne C. Dailey (et al.),The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion, (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009)

Anne Dailey, Developing Citizens, 91 Iowa L. Rev. 431 (2006)

Anne Dailey, Developmental Perspectives on the Ideal of Reason in American Constitutional Law, 53 J. Am. Psychoanal. Assoc. 1175 (2005)