Albertina Antognini

Professor of Law

Albertina Antognini is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona where she teaches Family Law, Property, Trusts & Estates, and a seminar on the laws that shape the contemporary American family. She is co-director of the Family and Juvenile Law Certificate Program.

Professor Antognini’s research examines how the law regulates intimate relationships; her recent work considers the various legal doctrines that affect nonmarital relationships. In 2021, Professor Antognini received the UA College of Law’s Distinguished Early Career Scholar Award, and her scholarship has been twice selected for the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. Her pieces have been published in the Stanford Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and UC Davis Law Review, among others. Professor Antognini is a contributing editor to JOTWELL’s Family Law section, and a founding co-organizer of the Roundtable on Nonmarriage and the Law.

Professor Antognini received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A., with honors and distinction in Comparative Literature, from Stanford University, where she was awarded the Robert M. Golden Medal for her thesis on phenomenology and Italian literature. In 2010, she clerked for the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to joining the UA College of Law, Professor Antognini was a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • Nonmarital Contracts, 73 Stan. L. Rev. 67 (2021).  
  • Nonmarital Coverture, 99 B.U. L. Rev. 2139 (2019).
  • Against Nonmarital Exceptionalism, 51 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1891 (2018).
  • The Law of Nonmarriage, 58 B.C. L. Rev. 1 (2017).
  • Family Unity Revisited:  Divorce, Separation, and Death in Immigration Law, 66 S.C. L. Rev. 1 (2014), reprinted in 18 Minn. Fam. L.J. 61 (2015).
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

  • J.D. Harvard Law School
    2008
    Graduated cum laude
  • B.A. Stanford University
    2004
    Graduated with Departmental Honors and Distinction

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Law
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Kentucky College of Law
    2015 - 2018
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Kentucky College of Law
    2014 - 2015
  • Thomas C. Grey Fellow
    Stanford Law School
    2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk, The Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    2010 - 2011