Clare Huntington

Clare Huntington


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Telephone: 212.636.6832
Office: Room 7-104

Research & Teaching Areas

Family; Immigration; Poverty; Legislation and Regulation


Professor Huntington is an expert in the fields of family law, poverty law, and immigration.   Professor Huntington’s legal experience includes serving as an Attorney Advisor in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel as well as clerking for Justice Harry A. Blackmun and Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York.  Prior to joining the Fordham faculty in 2011, Professor Huntington was an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School.  Professor Huntington earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Oberlin College.

Selected Publications

Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (Oxford University Press, 2014) (featured in symposium on Balkinization; reviews forthcoming in Harvard Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Michigan Law Review)


Articles and Essays
Postmarital Family Law: A Legal Structure for Nonmarital Families, 67 Stan. L. Rev. 167 (2015)

Staging the Family, 88 N.Y.U. L. REV. 589 (reviewed by Katharine Bartlett in JOTWELL) (2013)

Purple Haze, 109 MICH. L. REV. 903 (reviewing Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture) (2011)

Familial Norms and Normality, 59 EMORY L.J. 1103 (2010)

Repairing Family Law, 57 DUKE L.J. 1245 (2008)

The Constitutional Dimension of Immigration Federalism, 61 VAND. L. REV. 787 (2008)

Mutual Dependency in Child Welfare, 82 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 1485 (2007)

Rights Myopia in Child Welfare, 53 UCLA L. REV. 637 (2006)

Welfare Reform and Child Care: A Proposal for State Legislation, 6 CORNELL J. L. & PUB. POL’Y 95 (1996)


Book Chapters
Affective Family Law, in The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse (John Stannard & Heather Conway eds.) (Hart, forthcoming 2015)

New Knowledge in Child Protection: Neuroscience and its impact on practice, in Beyond the Risk Paradigm: Current debates and new directions in child protection (Marie Connolly ed.) (Palgrave, forthcoming 2015)


Invited Symposia and Other Work
Children’s Health in a Legal Framework (with Elizabeth Scott), 21 FUTURE OF CHILDREN (forthcoming 2015) (invited symposium)

Family Law in a Postmarital Age, FAM. CT. REV. (forthcoming 2015) (invited special issue)

Introduction, Special Issue: Feminist Legal Theory, STUD. L. POL. & SOC. (forthcoming 2015) (guest editor for special issue)

The Child Welfare System and the Limits of Determinacy, 76 LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 221 (2014) (invited symposium).

Neuroscience and the Child Welfare System, 20 J. L. & POL'Y 37 (2013) (invited symposium)

Flourishing Families, 50 FAM. CT. REV. 273 (2012)

Introduction, Special Issue: Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers, 50 FAM. CT. REV. 179 (2012) (guest editor for special issue)

Feminism’s Family, Legal Feminism Now Symposium, Issues in Legal Scholarship, Berkeley Electronic Press (2011) (invited symposium)  

Embracing the Affective Family, 33 HARV. J. L. & GENDER 321 (2010) (invited symposium)

Happy Families? Translating Positive Psychology into Family Law, 16 VA. J. SOC. POL’Y & L. 385 (2009) (invited symposium)

A House Still Divided, A Response to Adam Cox’s Immigration Law’s Organizing Principles, 157 U. PENN. L. REV. PENNUMBRA (2009)

Parents as Hubs, 94 VA. L. REV. IN BRIEF 45 (2008)

Missing Parents, 41 FAM. L.Q. 131 (2008)

Family Group Conferencing in the United States: Questions for the Future, in Family Law: Balancing Interests and Pursuing Priorities (Lynn D. Wardle & Camille S. Williams eds.) (International Society of Family Law) (2007)