June Carbone

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Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology

Professor June Carbone joins the Law School faculty in June 2013 as the inaugural holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology from her position as the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). She is an expert in family law, assisted reproduction, property, and law, medicine and bioethics, and also has taught contracts, remedies, financial institutions, civil procedure, and feminist jurisprudence.

Before joining UMKC in 2007, Professor Carbone was an associate professor and a professor at Santa Clara University (SCU) School of Law, beginning in 1987. From 2000-06 she served as associate dean for faculty development and from 2001-03 as the Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good, an appointment that supports ethics research at the SCU's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Institute for Research on Women and Gender in 1995-96.

While at SCU, she also was co-director of the National University of Singapore summer program focused on intellectual property and international trade (2006), director of the Sydney summer study program focused on law and biotechnology (2004 and 2005), and director of the Hong Kong summer study program focused on comparative legal systems and international trade (1994).

Previously she was an assistant professor at George Mason University School of Law (1983-87) and a trial attorney in the Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice (1978-83).

Professor Carbone writes prolifically on law and the family, marriage, divorce, and domestic obligations, including changes brought about by the biotechnology revolution. Her most recent books are Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (Oxford U. Press, 2010), which explores the effects of diverging values and norms in America, and Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family (Oxford U. Press, 2014), which examines the widening class divide in the American family. Both are co-authored with Naomi Cahn.

Among the honors Professor Carbone has received are the 2009-10 Daniel L. Brenner Faculty Publishing Award from UMKC School of Law, the 2002 SCU Award for Recent Achievement in Scholarship over the previous five years, and the 2002 SCU Law School Award for Distinguished Scholarship. At the Association of American Law Schools, she is a founding member of the Biolaw Section, a former chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section, and a former Liaison to the Joint Editorial Board of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. She also has been a member of the Yale Cultural Cognition Project since 2010.

Professor Carbone received her J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1978 and her A.B., magna cum laude, from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1975.