Social Justice and Law

Yes, the law can (and should) go hand-in-hand with social justice.  My research focuses on public policy toward children and families, addressing a broad range of topics including social welfare, taxation, child care, retirement, and inheritance. My latest book is THE PUBLIC OPTION (with Ganesh Sitaraman), to be published July 1, 2019 by Harvard University Press.  Also in the works is DEVELOPING FAMILIES, co-written with Yale colleagues from law and the Child Study Center, which shows how the science of child development can (and should) inform a range of laws and public policies, from social welfare to family law to immigration law and policy.