Naomi Cahn

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

She has written numerous law review articles on families and economic inequality. She is the co-author, with June Carbone, of Red Families v. Blue Families:  Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (OUP 2010) and Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family (2014). She is also the co-author of textbooks on family law and trusts and estates as well as various other books.  Her work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Christian Science Monitorand The New YorkerShe has appeared on numerous media outlets including NPR, MSNBC and She is currently a contributor to the Forbes Leadership Channel.