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Anne B. Goldstein

Professor of Law
B.A., Simon Fraser University
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
Office: L 314

Professor Goldstein was a partner in the Boston firm of Stern and Shapiro before joining the faculty in 1984. During seven years of litigation practice she handled major civil rights, prisoners’ rights, employment discrimination, and product liability trials and appeals as well as divorce and child protection cases. She publishes in the areas of conflict of laws, constitutional law, and law and literature with some of her scholarly work appearing in the law journals of Yale University, the University of Texas, the University of Virginia, and the University of California at Davis.


Advanced Criminal Law

Civil Rights - Police Misconduct

Criminal Law

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication


White Collar Crime




Book Chapters

Anne B. Goldstein, Homosexual Identity and Gay Rights, in A QUEER WORLD: THE CENTER FOR LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES READER 399 (Martin Duberman, ed., 1997). Cited by

Anne B. Goldstein, Representing the Lesbian in Law and Literature, in REPRESENTING WOMEN: LAW, LITERATURE AND FEMINISM 356 (Susan Sage Heinzelman and Zipporah Batshaw Wiseman, eds., 1994). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Anne B. Goldstein, The Georgia Sodomy Case: When May a State Criminalize Bedroom Activities, in 1985-86 PREVIEW OF UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CASES 350 (1986).

Journal Articles

Anne B. Goldstein, Reasoning About Homosexuality: A Commentary on Janet Halley's "Reasoning About Sodomy: Act and Identity In and After Bowers v. Harwick", 79 VA. L. REV. 1781 (1993). Cited by

Anne B. Goldstein, Law and Literature: Representing Lesbians, 1 TEX. J. WOMEN & L. 301 (1992). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Anne B. Goldstein, The Tragedy of the Interstate Child: A Critical Reexamination of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act and the Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act, 25 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 845 (1992). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Anne B. Goldstein, History, Homosexuality, and Political Values: Searching for the Hidden Determinants of Bowers v. Hardwick, 97 YALE L.J. 1073 (1988). Cited by

Anne B. Goldstein, Changes to Child Support, Dependency Exemption, Medical Deduction and Innocent Spouse Rules, DIVORCE TAXATION AFTER THE 1984 TAX REFORM ACT: NEW PROBLEMS, NEW SOLUTIONS (Alumni Association of Western New England College School of Law 1985).

Anne B. Goldstein, Divorce Tax Changes: An Overview of the 1984 Tax Reform Act, 3 MASS. FAM. L. J. 19 (1985).

Anne B. Goldstein, The Care and Protection Report: Some Evidentiary and Due Process Issues, 1 MASS. FAM. L. J. 69 (1984).

Anne B. Goldstein, Social Worker's Dilemma: The Conflict Between the Requirements of Confidentiality and Good Professional Practice, 2 MASS. FAM. L. J. 49 (1984).

Anne B. Goldstein, Using the Hearsay Rule to Exclude the Department of Social Services' File, 1 MASS. FAM. L. J. 33 (1983).

Shorter Writings

Anne Goldstein, Turning to Each Other in Times of Crisis, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, July 1, 2020, at 23.

Anne B. Goldstein, Be Honest or Be Silent: The Dangers of Lying under Oath, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Apr. 1, 2018, at 23.