Naomi R. Cahn

Naomi Cahn
Title:
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Harold H. Greene Professor of Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-6025
Fax:
202-994-5614
Email:
ncahn@law.gwu.edu

Naomi Cahn is the Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. She has written numerous law review articles on family law, feminist jurisprudence, and reproductive technology. She is the author of several books, including The New Kinship (forthcoming 2012); and Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation (2009); she has co-authored On the Frontlines: Women, Gender, and the Post-Conflict Process (2011) (with Professors Fionnuala Ni Aoláin and Dina Haynes); Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (2010) (with Professor June Carbone); and she has co-written casebooks in the fields of family law, trusts, and estates. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The New Yorker, and she has appeared on numerous media outlets including NPR, MSNBC, and bloggingheadstv.com. 

Professor Cahn is a Senior Fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and a member of the Yale Cultural Cognition Project, for which she and her co-investigators have received outside funding to conduct research on public attitudes towards gay and lesbian parenting. From 2002 to 2004, Professor Cahn was on leave in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining the faculty at GW Law in 1993, Professor Cahn practiced with Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC and with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia.

At GW Law, she teaches courses on family law, trusts and estates, elder law, and child, family, and state.

Curriculum Vitae     Publications

Education

AB, Princeton University; JD, Columbia University; LLM, Georgetown University

In the News

"Updating Red Families vs. Blue Families"

December 07, 2017

Naomi R. Cahn co-writes in the Institute for Family Studies about red v. blue family systems and which system works better in providing for families. 

"The Digital Afterlife Is a Mess"

November 29, 2017

Naomi R. Cahn writes in Slate about the process of accessing a deceased loved one's digital files.

"Planning Your Digital Afterlife: A Future Tense Event"

November 20, 2017

Naomi R. Cahn is mentioned in Slate about an upcoming event in which she will participate.

"Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach"

November 18, 2017

Naomi R. Cahn is mentioned in The New York Times about her 2010 co-written book, Red Families v. Blue Families.

“A Closer Look at the Jobs with the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates”

October 16, 2017

Naomi R. Cahn co-writes in the Institute for Family Studies about which occupations have the highest and lowest divorce rates.