My research focuses on reproductive rights, women's health, abortion rights and
work-family balance law, specifically the role of men and masculinity in families. 

All works on this page are drafts. Please see the law review cited for final versions. 

I welcome comments on my scholarship. Please feel free to e-mail me at
bburkstrand-reid2@unl.edu or visit
http://law.unl.edu/facstaff/faculty/resident/bburkstrand.shtml 

Articles

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From Sex for Please to Sex for Parenthood: How the Law Manufactures Mothers, Hastings Law Journal (2013)

As soon as sperm enter a woman, so do law and politics, or so the...

 

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DIRTY HARRY MEETS DIRTY DIAPERS: MASCULINITIES, AT-HOME FATHERS, AND MAKING THE LAW WORK FOR FAMILIES, Texas J. of Women & the Law (2012)

Who is the “man”? Implicit in this question is whether the man at issue demonstrates...

 

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The More Things Change...: Abortion Politics and The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology, University of Missouri -- Kansas City (2011)

Abortion and assisted reproductive technology (“ART”) may seem paradoxical in reproductive health: a woman seeks...

 

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"Trophy Husbands" and "Opt-Out" Moms, Seattle Law Review (2011)

Women were not the only ones opting out.

Nearly one year before The New York...

 

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The Invisible Woman: Availability and Culpability in Reproductive Health Jurisprudence, University of Colorado Law Review (2010)

Women’s health is widely assumed to be a significant consideration in reproductive rights cases. Court...