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About Barbara Cox

Education
J.D. University of Wisconsin [cum laude]
B.A. Michigan State University [cum laude, political philosophy]
Courses Taught
Civil Procedure I & II; Property II; Comparative Issues in Gender, Family & Sexuality; Women and the Law
Biography
California Western's associate dean for academic affairs from 1997-2001, Professor Cox is a national authority on sexual orientation and the law, and women and the law. She has written numerous articles on interstate recognition of marriage and civil unions of same-sex couples. As a commissioner on the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission in Wisconsin, Professor Cox helped draft one of the earliest domestic partnership ordinances in the country. She has published articles on obtaining recognition for alternative families in journals such as the National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law and the Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies.
Cox is past chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Women and the Law and the AALS Section on Gay and Lesbian Issues, and former deputy director of the AALS. She chairs the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the national Freedom to Marry organization, and completed six years on ABA Accreditation Committee in June 2011.

Positions

Present Former Deputy Direction of AALS, California Western School of Law
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Present Past Chair of the AALS Section on Gay and Lesbian Issues, California Western School of Law
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Present Past Chair of the AALS Section on Women and the Law, California Western School of Law
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Present Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 1997-2001, California Western School of Law
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Present Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, California Western School of Law
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Present Clara Shortridge Foltz Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
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Courses

  • Civil Procedure I and II
  • Property II
  • Comparative Issues in Gender, Family and Sexuality
  • Women and the Law

Contact Information

225 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101

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Sexuality and the Law (6)

Marriage Equality (17)