- Associate Professor of Law
- 2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
- [email protected]
Naomi Schoenbaum is an Associate Professor of Law whose primary interests are employment law, antidiscrimination law, and gender. Professor Schoenbaum’s research contains two main strands. She studies law at the juncture of employment and family, looking at the legal regulation of subjects such as geographic mobility, workplace relationships, and the sharing economy. Professor Schoenbaum also studies the design of antidiscrimination law, particularly the law of sex discrimination. Her current work is focused on the ways the law continues to permit sex classifications in areas that are wrongly considered wholly biological phenomena, including pregnancy and breastfeeding. Her scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Alabama Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Forum, among other journals. She has also written for popular publications such as The New Republic, The Atlantic, and Slate.
Professor Schoenbaum is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and worked on a study of gender at Harvard Law School, and of Yale University, where she edited Aurora magazine. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Schoenbaum was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Before entering academia, Professor Schoenbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Partnership for Women and Families, and as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of the law firm Sidley Austin.
BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University
Naomi Schoenbaum writes in Slate how the SCOTUS decision on transgender rights is a win for women's rights.