Professor of Law
Sally F. Goldfarb
Camden Law School East
E423
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
856-225-6373

Sally F. Goldfarb’s teaching and scholarship focus on family law, sex discrimination, and torts. In recognition of her expertise on legal remedies for violence against women, Professor Goldfarb has advised the United Nations, was invited to the White House, and received a 20/20 Vision Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

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Biography

Sally F. Goldfarb’s teaching and scholarship focus on family law, sex discrimination, and torts. In recognition of her expertise on legal remedies for violence against women, Professor Goldfarb has advised the United Nations, was invited to the White House, and received a 20/20 Vision Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

 Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Goldfarb was a senior staff attorney at the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she helped draft the federal Violence Against Women Act and founded and chaired the national coalition that spurred its passage. Previously, she worked as a judicial clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin; as a Georgetown University Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at National Women’s Law Center; and as an assistant attorney general in the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Professor Goldfarb is a frequent participant in academic symposia and is the author of many articles and book chapters. Several of her publications have been excerpted in casebooks that are used at law schools throughout the country. She has served on many boards and commissions, including the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts and the Board of Advisers for the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution. Professor Goldfarb is the recipient of four teaching awards at Rutgers and has also taught at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, and University of Pennsylvania Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her law degree from Yale Law School.

 

Publications

Representative Publications

Book Chapters

"A Clash of Cultures: Women, Domestic Violence, and Law in the United States"
Gender at the Limit of Rights, Dorothy Hodgson (editor) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)

"Good Practices in the Legal Response to Domestic Violence in the United States"
Family Law: Balancing Interests and Pursuing Priorities, Lynn D. Wardle and Camille S. Williams (editors) (2007)

"Public Rights for 'Private' Wrongs: Sexual Harassment and the Violence Against Women Act"
Directions in Sexual Harassment Law, Catharine MacKinnon and Reva Siegel (editors) (Yale University Press, 2004)

"Alimony, Maintenance and Spousal Support"
Women and the Law, Carol H. Lefcourt (editor) (1989)

"Marital Partnership and the Case for Permanent Alimony"
Alimony: New Strategies for Pursuit and Defense (American Bar Association Section of Family Law, 1988),
reprinted in 27 Journal of Family Law 351
(1989)

Articles

Who Pays for the "Boomerang Generation"?: A Legal Perspective on Financial Support for Young Adults, 37 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender (forthcoming 2013)

"Viewing the Violence Against Women Act Through the Lenses of Feminist Legal Theory" 
31 Women's Rights Law Reporter 198 (2010) (forthcoming 2010)

"Reconceiving Civil Protection Orders for Domestic Violence: Can Law Help End the Abuse Without Ending the Relationship?"
29 Cardozo Law Review 1487 (2008), excerpted in Elizabeth M. Schneider et al., Domestic Violence and the Law (2d ed. Supp. 2008)

"Granting Same-Sex Couples the Full Rights and Benefits of Marriage: Easier Said Than Done"
59 Rutgers Law Review 281 (2007)

"Disasters, Families, and the Law"
28 Women's Rights Law Reporter 35 (2007)

"Applying the Discrimination Model to Violence Against Women: Some Reflections on Theory and Practice"
11 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 251 (2003)

"The Supreme Court, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Use and
Abuse of Federalism"
71 Fordham Law Review 57 (2002), excerpted in Elizabeth M. Schneider et al., Domestic Violence and the Law (2d ed. 2008)

"Visitation for Nonparents After Troxel v. Granville: Where Should States Draw the Line?"
32 Rutgers Law Journal 783 (2001)

"No Civilized System of Justice: The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act"
102 West Virginia Law Review 499 (2000) (Edward G. Donley Memorial Lecture), excerpted in Martha R. Mahoney et al., Social Justice: Professionals, Communities, and Law (2003)

"Violence Against Women and the Persistence of Privacy"
61 Ohio State Law Journal 1 (2000), excerpted in Elizabeth M. Schneider et al., Domestic Violence and the Law (2d ed. 2008)

"Family Law, Marriage, and Heterosexuality: Questioning the Assumptions"
7 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 285 (1998)

"The Civil Rights Remedy of the Violence Against Women Act: Legislative History, Policy Implications & Litigation Strategy"
4 Journal of Law & Policy 391 (1996)

"Child Support Guidelines: A Model for Fair Allocation of Child Care, Medical, and Educational Expenses"
21 Family Law Quarterly 325 (1987)

Expertise
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Torts