Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Fordham Law School
Topics of Expertise:
Adoption & Foster Care / Children / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Division of Labor in Families / Economic Inequality / Family Law / Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / Work & Family
Clare Huntington is a law professor whose work focuses on families, poverty, and inequality. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996 and is a professor at Fordham Law School in New York City. Her first book, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. The book argues that although families are essential to both individual and societal flourishing, the law undermines family relationships in multiple, unappreciated ways. Her research has been, or will soon be, published in scholarly journals such as the Stanford Law Review, NYU Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and the UCLA Law Review. Her current research focuses on the law’s detrimental effect on non-marital families, particularly unmarried fathers.