Carol Sanger

Austin Wakeman Scott Visiting Professor of Law

Spring 2018


Carol Sanger is the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School where she teaches Contracts, Family Law, and courses and seminars concerning women’s reproductive lives. These include “Meanings of Motherhood” (co-taught with historian Alice Kessler-Harris) and “Abortion: Law in Context.” Prof. Sanger’s scholarship has focused on how law influences family formation, particularly in relationships between mothers and children. Her book About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America was published by Harvard University Press in 2017); one reviewer described it as "the abortion book I didn’t know I was waiting for” (Klaybusich, Rewire). Sanger is also an editor of the Farnsworth casebook, Contracts: Cases and Materials (8th ed, 2013). From 2008-2011, she was a visiting professor at the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford, was a visiting fellow at All Souls College (2012-13), and became an honorary fellow of Mansfield College Oxford in 2017. Sanger received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A, from Wellesley College.

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