Prof. June Carbone to Join Law School Faculty
MARCH 20, 2013—June Carbone, currently the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), will join the Law School faculty on June 28, 2013, as the inaugural holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology. She has been at UMKC since 2007.
Previously, beginning in 1987, she was an associate professor and a professor at Santa Clara University (SCU) School of Law. She served as associate dean for faculty development from 2000-06 and as the Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good from 2001-03, an appointment that supports ethics research at SCU's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She also was a director of summer study programs in Singapore, Sydney, and Hong Kong.
Carbone has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Institute for Research on Women and Gender and at George Washington University School of Law, taught at George Mason University School of Law, and served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.
She writes prolifically on law and the family, marriage, divorce, assisted reproduction, and bioethics, including changes brought about by the biotechnology revolution. Her most recent book, co-authored with Naomi Cahn, Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (Oxford U. Press, 2010), explores the effects of diverging values and norms in America. She is also a member of the Yale Cultural Cognition Project.
Among the honors Carbone has received are the 2009-10 Daniel L. Brenner Faculty Publishing Award from UMKC School of Law, the 2002 SCU Award for Recent Achievement in Scholarship over the previous five years, and the 2002 SCU Law School Award for Distinguished Scholarship.
Carbone received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.