Naomi Schoenbaum

Naomi Schoenbaum
Associate Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Naomi Schoenbaum is an Associate Professor of Law whose primary research interests are at the intersection of employment law, family law, and gender. She is especially interested in approaching these areas from an interdisciplinary perspective, and in particular from the fields of sociology, psychology, and behavioral economics. Her secondary research interests include torts, the legal profession, and legal education. 

Professor Schoenbaum has written scholarly articles on law at the juncture of employment and family, including most recently on geographic mobility, as well as for popular publications such as The New Republic. She is currently working on articles on the relationship between the disparate impact theory and stereotypes, the implications of motivated judgments for decision makers in employment discrimination suits, and the legal treatment of intimate employment relationships, as well as a study on legal education. 

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, where she taught a course on work and gender, as well as the first-year legal writing course. Before entering academia, Professor Schoenbaum served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. 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.

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BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University

In the News

"Tips For Women – And Men – Who Want To Be Influencers"

January 16, 2020

Naomi Schoenbaum is quoted by Forbes on the reasons for the gender pay gap between social media influencers.