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 and the law, constitutional law, and law and psychoanalysis.  She graduated cum laude from Yale College and magna cum laude from 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. 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 psychoanalysis and the law. She is currently at work on a book, Analyzing Law: Law and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-first Century (forthcoming Yale University Press 2017). Her work has been published in numerous law journals, including the Arizona Law Review, 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 been 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, and in fall 2015 she was a fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Professor Dailey is a member of the American Law Institute and on the advisory board for the new Restatement of the Law of Children.

Anne C. Dailey, The Psychodynamics of Sexual Choice, 57 Arizona L. Rev. 343 (2015)

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)