Emily Gold Waldman

  • Professor of Law
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Operations
  • Ian J. Yankwitt Faculty Scholar
Preston Hall 312
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Preston Hall 201-207
(914) 422-4263


BA, Yale University
JD, Harvard University School of Law

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Professor Emily Gold Waldman joined the Pace faculty in 2006, after clerking for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At Pace, she teaches Constitutional Law, Law & Education, Employment Law Survey, and Civil Procedure. She has also served for many years as the Faculty Director of the law school's Federal Judicial Honors Program, which places students in externships with federal judges in the Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and District of Connecticut. 

From 2003-05, Professor Waldman practiced in the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Prior to that, she clerked for the Honorable William G. Young, U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. She served as the chair of the AALS Section on Education Law during the 2011-12 school year, is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination, and is also a member of the Second Circuit's Judicial Council Committee on Civic Education & Public Engagement. Professor Waldman received the law school's Ottinger Award for Faculty Achievement in 2015 and 2018, the Professor of the Year Award from the Black Law Students Association in 2013, and the Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship in 2008. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Development.



Articles and Books

Just Extracurriculars?, Minn. L. Rev. ­­­__ (forthcoming 2024)

Hot Flash: How Understanding Menopause Can Improve Life and Law for Everyone (with Naomi R. Cahn and Bridget J. Crawford) (Stanford University Press) (forthcoming 2024)

Menopause Discrimination at Work, in Research Handbook on Law, Society, and Aging (Sue Westwood & Nancy J. Knauer eds., forthcoming Edward Eldar 2023) (with Naomi R. Cahn and Bridget J. Crawford)

Menstruation in a Post-Dobbs World, 97 NYU L. Rev. Online 6 (2022) (with Bridget J. Crawford)

Menstruation Matters: Challenging the Law’s Silence on Periods (with Bridget J. Crawford) (NYU Press) (2022)

Working Through Menopause, 99 Wash U. L. Rev. 1531 (2022) (with Bridget J. Crawford and Naomi R. Cahn)

Contextualizing Menopause in the Law, 43 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2022) (with Bridget J. Crawford and Naomi R. Cahn)

Managing and Monitoring the Menopausal Body, 2022 U. Chi. L. Forum (2022) (with Naomi R. Cahn and Bridget J. Crawford)

Compared To What? Menstruation, Pregnancy, and the Complexities of Comparison, 41 Colum. J. Gender & L. 218 (2021)

Period Poverty in a Pandemic: Harnessing Law to Achieve Menstrual Equity, 98 Wash U. L. Rev. 1569 (2021) (with Bridget J. Crawford)

School Jurisdiction Over Online Speech, Oxford Handbook of United States K-12 Education Law (2021) (book chapter)

"Title IX and Menstruation," 43 HARV. J. L. & GENDER 225 (2020) (with Margaret E. Johnson & Bridget J. Crawford)

"Ministerial Magic: Tax-Free Housing and Religious Employers," 21 U. PA. J. CONST. L. ONLINE 101 (2019) (with Bridget J. Crawford)

"The Ground on Which We All Stand: A Conversation About Menstrual Equity Law and Activism," 26 MICH. J. GENDER & LAW 341 (2019) (with Bridget J. Crawford, Margaret E. Johnson, Marcy L. Karin, & Laura Strausfeld)

Inclusion Riders and Diversity Mandates, 7 BELMONT L. REV. (2019) (symposium issue)

"The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax," 53 Richmond L. Rev. 439 (2019) (with Bridget J. Crawford)

"The Preferred Preferences in Employment Discrimination Law," 97 North Carolina L. Rev. 91 (2018)

"Show and Tell?: Students’ Personal Lives, Schools, and Parents," 47 Conn. L. Rev. 699 (2015).

"University Imprimaturs on Student Speech: The Certification Cases," 11 First Am. L. Rev. 382 (2013) (symposium issue)

"No Jokes About Dope: Morse v. Frederick's Educational Rationale," 82 UMKC L. Rev. 685 (2013) (symposium issue).

"Badmouthing Authority: Hostile Speech About School Officials and the Limits of School Restrictions," 19 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 591 (2011), reprinted in THE FIRST AMENDMENT LAW HANDBOOK 2011-12 (Rodney A. Smolla, ed., Thomas/West 2011).

 "Regulating Student Speech: Suppression versus Punishment," 85 Indiana Law Journal 1113 (2010).

"A Post-Morse Framework for Students' Potentially Hurtful Speech (Religious and Otherwise)," 37 J. LAW & EDU. 463 (2008); reprinted in THE FIRST AMENDMENT LAW HANDBOOK 2009-2010 (Rodney A. Smolla, ed., Thomas/West 2009)

"Student Speech Rights: The State of the Law Post-Morse v. Frederick," in Eighth Annual School Law Institute, 107-118 (Practising Law Institute 2008).

"Fulfilling Lucy's Legacy: Recognizing Implicit Good-Faith Obligations Within Explicit Job Obligations," 28 Pace Law Review 429 (2008) (symposium issue).

"Returning to Hazelwood's Core: A New Approach to Restrictions on School-Sponsored Speech," 60 Florida Law Review 63 (2008) (winner of the 2008 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship); reprinted in The First Amendment Law Handbook 2008-2009 (Rodney A. Smolla, ed., Thomas/West 2008).

"The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations: Privilege Issues in Structuring an Investigation and Interviewing Witnesses," in Staying out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2004, 409-425 (Practising Law Institute 2004) (with Mary Beth Hogan).

"The Case of the Male OB-GYN: A Proposal for Expansion of the Privacy BFOQ in the Healthcare Context," 6 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 357 (2004).

"The Supreme Court, 2000 Term——Leading Cases, Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 121 S. Ct. 2093 (2001),"115 Harvard Law Review 396 (2001).

"Recent Case, United Statesv. Hayes, 227 F.3d 578 (6th Cir. 2000),"114 Harvard Law Review 2194 (2001).