Gregg Strauss

  • Class of 1966 Research Professor of Law
  • Director, Family Law Center

Gregg Strauss joined the faculty in the summer of 2015 after two years as a visiting assistant professor at Duke Law School. His interests lie at the intersection of family law, jurisprudence and political philosophy, and he serves as director of the Family Law Center. He writes about the limits of legitimate law in situations of fundamental disagreement, with an emphasis on familial relationships. His latest articles argue that the law has a legitimate reason for regulating adult relationships through marriage.

Strauss holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and a J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While at Illinois, he taught Introduction to Philosophy of Law and Introduction to Ethics. Before law school, he received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Emory University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, he clerked for two years for Judges Barbara Crabb and William Conley in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.


  • Ph.D.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • J.D.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A.
    Emory University


Articles & Reviews

Parentage Agreements Are Not Contracts, 90 Fordham Law Review 2645–2672 (2022).
Symposium introduction (with Naomi R. Cahn & Micah J. Schwartzman), Family Court Review 1–3 (2021).
What Role Remains for De Facto Parenthood?, 46 Florida State University Law Review 909–977 (2019).
What's Wrong with Obergefell, 40 Cardozo Law Review 631–685 (2018).
The Positive Right to Marry, 102 Virginia Law Review 1691–1766 (2016).
Is Polygamy Inherently Unequal?, 122 Ethics 516–544 (2012).




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