Professor Rachel Rebouché teaches Family Law, Health Care Law, and Contracts. She is an author of the sixth edition of the casebook, Family Law, with Professors Leslie Harris and June Carbone. She is an author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction and an editor of Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field, both with Professors Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran, and Hila Shamir. In addition, she is writing a book on reproductive health that is under contract with the NYU Press, and she is editing a collection of rewritten family law opinions for the Feminist Judgments series published by the Cambridge University Press.
Professor Rebouché is currently a co-investigator on two grant-funded research projects related to reproductive health, one housed at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and another funded by the World Health Organization. Her recent research also includes articles in law reviews and in peer-reviewed journals on relational contracts, prenatal genetic testing and genetic counseling, collaborative divorce, parental involvement laws, and international reproductive rights.
Professor Rebouché received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. from Queen’s University, Belfast, and a B.A. from Trinity University. Prior to law school, she worked as a researcher for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. After law school, Professor Rebouché clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and practiced law in Washington, D.C., where she served as an associate director of adolescent health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly, the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) and as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.