Naomi Cahn

Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
LAW 7030: Family Law
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the law surrounding intimate relationships between adults. In particular, we will focus on the institution of marriage and its changing scope and social meaning, divorce and its financial consequences, and the parent-child relationship, including establishing parenthood, adoption, child custody, and child support.
LAW 7190: Aging and the Law Lecture
Credits: 3
This course will survey significant issues in the law of aging, with special emphasis on intergenerational justice and the public policy challenges presented by an aging population.
LAW 7202: Poverty Law
Credits: 3
This class covers a range of poverty law issues. It begins with coverage of how poverty is measured, the major themes in poverty law, and the most important constitutional law cases. It then covers a number of specific issues: welfare, work, housing, health, education, criminalization, and access to justice. It ends by covering the relationship between market forces and poverty as well as human rights approaches to poverty law.
LAW 8018: Trusts and Estates
Credits: 3–4
The course will cover intestate succession; requirements for the execution, revocation, republication, and revival of wills and codicils; probate procedure and grounds for will contests; requisites for the creation and termination of private trusts; inter vivos transactions that serve as will substitutes; planning for incapacity; and problems in the interpretation of wills.
LAW 8655: Estate Planning: Principles and Practice
Credits: 3
This seminar considers the principal tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, with emphasis on sophisticated tax planning techniques for wealthy individuals. Prerequisites: 2nd - or 3rd - year JD
LAW 8812: Independent Research
Credits: 2
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
LAW 9358: Critical Perspectives in Business Law
Credits: 2–3
This course investigates the intersection of business law and critical perspectives (including race, gender, sexuality, and class). We will read and analyze academic scholarship at this intersection, discuss the works-in-progress of several leading scholars, and consider real-world examples of how business law interacts with social issues.