I am delighted to announce that Professor Naomi Cahn is joining Concurring Opinions to post here on a regular basis. Naomi teaches at George Washington University Law School, where she holds the Harold H. Greene Chair. She is involved in book, article, and law reform projects concerning families’ interactions and intersections with the law and gendered institutions, nationally and globally. Her scholarship and teaching cover the entire lifespan, from pregnancy (and attempts to become pregnant) through death and inheritance. Her co-authored book with June Carbone, Marriage Markets (OUP 2014), about the relationship between family structure and marriage, was on the list of best books for 2014 issued by both The Economist and Newsweek. Other ongoing projects include work on assisted reproductive technology and, with Rev. Amy Ziettlow, a book on elder care. She has testified before Congress on adoption-related issues and worked with the Uniform Law Commission to draft model legislation on post-death access to digital assets, and her work has been covered in media outlets ranging from The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to The Christian Century.
Before joining the GW faculty, Naomi worked at the SEC, legal services, a large law firm, a small law firm, and Georgetown’s domestic violence clinic.
Her areas of interest include Gender, Feminism, Family Law, International Women’s Rights, and Trusts and Estates.