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Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Naomi Cahn is an expert in family law, feminist jurisprudence, reproductive justice, trusts and estates, and aging and the law. Prior to joining the University of Virginia faculty in 2020, she taught at George Washington Law School, where she twice served as associate dean.

Cahn's forthcoming book, co-authored with June Carbone and Nancy Levit, is FAIR SHAKE: Women and the Fight to Build a Just Economy (Simon & Schuster, 2024). Cahn is also a co-author of casebooks in both family law and trusts and estates, and she has written numerous articles exploring the intersections among family law, trusts and estates, and feminist theory, as well as essays concerning the connections between gender and international law. In addition, she is the author or editor of books written for both academic and trade publishers. Her other books include “Red Families v. Blue Families” (Oxford University Press, 2010, with Professor June Carbone): “Homeward Bound” (Oxford University Press, 2017, with Amy Ziettlow); and “Unequal Family Lives” (Cambridge University Press, 2018, co-edited with UVA professor Brad Wilcox and others).


  • –present
    Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University


  • 1983 
    Columbia University Law School, Law