Meredith Johnson Harbach
Associate Professor of Law
Courses Taught Family Law Children & The Law Civil Procedure Regulating Reproduction Seminar
Profile

Professor Meredith Johnson Harbach teaches and writes in the areas of family law and civil procedure, and also brings a keen interest in legal pedagogy and lawyering theory to her teaching and scholarship. Her scholarship has appeared in the Washington & Lee Law Review and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, among other venues. Before joining the Richmond Law faculty, Professor Harbach served as Associate Director of the New York University School of Law’s Lawyering Program. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Family Law since 2009.

Presentations
Panelist, "The Role of Gender in Legal Education," Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Florida, 2015

"Lawyering Theory in the Doctrinal Family Law Classroom," The Future of Family Law Education Conference, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, June 26, 2009

Paper, "Childcare Market Failures," Corporate Rights versus Children's Interests Workshop, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, organized by Martha Fineman's Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative & Feminism and Legal Theory Project, October 2012

"Outsourcing the Family," Incubator Session, Emerging Family Law Scholars & Teacher Conference 2009, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO, May 27, 2009

Commentator, Works-In-Progress Workshop, Emerging Family Law Scholars & Teacher Conference 2009, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO, May 27, 2009

Commentator, Works-In-Progress Workshop, Emerging Family Law Scholars & Teachers Conference 2008, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, NY, June 5, 2008

Bar Admissions
Texas
Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Law (2013-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Professor of Law (2009-2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Director, Lawyering Program (2007-2009)
New York University School of Law, New York, N.Y.
Acting Assistant Professor (2005-2009)
New York University School of Law, New York, N.Y.
Litigation Associate (2002-2005)
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P., Houston, Texas
Litigation Associate (1999-2002)
Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, L.L.P., Houston, Texas
Law Clerk (1997-1999)
Hon. Nancy F. Atlas, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, Texas
Publications
Articles

Childcare Market Failure, __ Utah L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Nudging Parents, __ J. Gender Race & Just. __ (forthcoming 2015).

He Was So Kind & Generous, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 963 (2012). 

Outsourcing Childcare, 24 Yale J.L. & Feminism 254 (2012). 

Is the Family a Federal Question?, 66 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 131 (2009).

Essays

How (Not) to Talk about Abortion, 47 U. Rich. L. Rev. 425 (2012).


Education
J.D., Columbia University School of Law 1997
B.A., The University of Texas 1993
Contact Information
Room 314, International Center
(804) 287-6688
(804) 289-8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Family Law
Children and the Law
Civil Procedure
Legal Regulation of Reproduction, Abortion, and Reproductive Technologies