Albertina Antognini

Professor of Law

Albertina Antognini is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona.

Professor Antognini's research focuses on the regulation of nonmarital relationships and considers how marriage and nonmarriage interact across legal doctrines. Her scholarship has been selected for the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum and her pieces have appeared in the UC Davis Law Review, Boston College Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.

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

Professor Antognini teaches Family Law, Property, Trusts & Estates, and a seminar that surveys a range of legal fields to consider how each participates in regulating the family.

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • Nonmarital Contracts, 73 Stan. L. Rev. (forthcoming 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


  • J.D. Harvard Law School
    Graduated cum laude
  • B.A. Stanford University
    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