Noa Ben-Asher

  • Professor of Law
Preston Hall 219
Office Hours: Contact professor directly for appointment.
Assistant: Susie Della Ruffa
Preston Hall 314
(914) 422-4259


LLB, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law (Ramat-Gan, Israel)
LLM, New York University School of Law
JSD, New York University School of Law

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Professor Noa Ben-Asher joined the Pace Law School faculty in August 2009 from the Associate-in-Law program at Columbia Law School (2007-2009). Prior to her associateship, she was a Williams Fellow at the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law (2006), where she also taught at the department of LGBT studies. From 2004-2005, she practiced in the litigation department of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law (LLM 2001; JSD 2006), and Bar-Ilan University School of Law (LLB 1999). At Pace, Professor Ben-Asher teaches Torts; Family Law; and Sexuality, Gender & the Law.  Professor Ben-Asher was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School for the academic year 2014-2015, and a visiting professor at Columbia Law School for the academic year 2015-2016.



"Faith-Based Emergency Powers," Harv. J. L. & Gender (forthcoming 2018).

In the Shadow of a Myth: Bargaining for Same-Sex Divorce, Ohio St. L. J. (forthcoming 2017).

Harms, Establishment and the Homosexual Question (section introduction in RELIGION, LAW & HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES, Lynch, Cohen & Sepper eds., forthcoming Cambridge U. Press 2017).

"The Two Laws of Sex Stereotyping," 57 B. C. L. REV. 1187 (2016) (winner of 2017 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship).

"Conferring Dignity: The Metamorphosis of the Legal Homosexual," 37 Harv. J. L. & Gender 243 (2014).

"The Lawmaking Family," 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 363 (2012) (winner of 2013 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship).

"Obligatory Health," 15 Yale Hum. Rights & Dev. J 1 (2012).

"Legalism and Decisionism in Crisis," 71 Ohio St. L. J. 699 (2010).

"Legal Holes," 5 Unbound 1 (2009).

"The Curing Law: On the Legal Evolution of Baby-Making Markets," 30 Cardozo L. Rev. 1885 (2009).

"Who Says ‘I Do’? (Reviewing Judith Butler & Gayatri Spivak, Who Sings the Nation-State?)," 21 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 245 (2009).

"The Necessity of Sex Change: A Struggle for Intersex and Transsex Liberties," 29 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 51 (2006).

"Paradoxes of Health and Equality: When a Boy Becomes a Girl," 16 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 275 (2004).

"Screening Historical Sexualities: Roundtable on Sodomy, South Africa, and Proteus," 11 GLQ: A Journal of Gay & Lesbian Studies 437 (with Bruce Brassel, Daniel Garrett, John Greyson, Jack Lewis and Susan Newton-King) (2005).