Clare Huntington

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Associate Professor of Law
Family Law; Immigration & Citizenship Law

University of Colorado Law School
432 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 432
Phone: (303) 735-5994

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Columbia Law School   1996  
B.A.   Oberlin College   1990  
Clare Huntington joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Law School in 2004. Prior to joining the CU faculty, she was an attorney advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice for four years. Before working at the Justice Department, Professor Huntington served as a law clerk to Justices Harry A. Blackmun and Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, to Judge Merrick B. Garland, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and to Judge Denise Cote, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before attending law school, Professor Huntington worked in New York City as a case worker for a foster care agency and as an administrator for a youth services program. For seven years Professor Huntington served on the Board of Directors of the Women's Prison Association, a social services and advocacy organization in New York City. Professor Huntington also has worked for international development agencies in India and Senegal. Professor Huntington is the coordinator for the Juvenile and Family Law Program, launched in the fall of 2004. In 2005, Professor Huntington was honored with the Outstanding New Faculty Member award, and in 2006 and in 2007 she was honored with the Excellence in Teaching award.

Flourishing Families: Harnessing Law to Create Positive Relationships, (under contract with Oxford University Press) (manuscript in progress).


Norms and Normality in Family Law, 59 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 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). abstract
Welfare Reform and Child Care: A Proposal for State Legislation, 6 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 95 (1996).

Other Publications

Purple Haze, 109 Mich. L. Rev. (reviewing Naomi Cahn & June Carbone, Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture) (forthcoming 2011).
Embracing the Affective Family, 33 Harv. J.L. & Gender 321 (invited symposium) (2010).
Happy Families? Translating Positive Psychology into Family Law, 16 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 385 (invited symposium) (2009).
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.) (2007).