Wellesley, 1970; J.D., University of Michigan,
1976. Commercial law practice,San
Francisco, 1976-1979;Taught at the
University of Oregon, 1979-81, and at Santa Clara University Law School,
1985-94. Visiting scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford
University, 1990-91; Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School, 1991-92, Columbia
Law School, 1994-96. Joined Columbia
faculty in 1996. Member of executive board of the Institute for Research on
Women and Gender. Awarded ColumbiaUniversity Presidential
Teaching Prize, 2001. Fellow, Program on Law and Public Affairs, Princeton, 2003-04.Awarded Willis Reese Teaching Prize by graduating class of 2007.Plumer Fellow, St. Anne's College, Oxford, Fall, 2008.Teaching areas include Contracts, Family Law,
and courses focusing on reproduction, the legal profession, and law and gender.
Recent scholarship focuses on the regulation of maternal conduct, the
regulation of abortion, surrogacy, and always, law's relation to culture.
Editor, Cases and Materials on Contracts
(7th ed., 2008) (with the late E.A. Farnsworth, and Professors Young, Cohen,