Elizabeth F. Emens

Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Elizabeth F. Emens is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She writes and teaches on disability law, family law, anti-discrimination law, contract law, and law and sexuality. 

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Elizabeth Emens

Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Kathy Pothin

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2002
Ph.D., King’s College, Cambridge, 2002
B.A., Yale College, 1994

Courses Taught


  • Disability Law: Seminar

Elizabeth F. Emens is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She writes and teaches on disability law, family law, anti-discrimination law, contract law, and law and sexuality. Emens’ scholarly work has appeared in publications including Hastings Center Report, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Nomos, Narrative, The Disability Studies Reader, and Keywords for Disability Studies. Emens is the author of The Art of Life Admin (2019), which explores how unseen and unpaid work is a universal problem but a particular burden for disadvantaged and disabled people. She is also co-editor, with Professor Michael Ashley Stein, of Disability and Equality Law (2013). She directs the Columbia Law School Mindfulness Program, which offers weekly secular meditation sessions.