Patricia Cain

Patricia Cain is the Inez Mabie Distinguished Professor of Law at Santa Clara Law. Before joining the SCU faculty in 2007, she served as Vice Provost and Aliber Family Chair in Law at the University of Iowa.She was a member of the faculty the University of Texas for 17 years before moving to the University of Iowa School of Law in 1991. She also held the H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law at the University of Texas (1990-91). A member of the American Law Institute and prior board member of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, she is a former co-president (with Jean Love) of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). She is currently serving as Treasurer of SALT.She is a frequent lecturer on tax planning for same sex couples and in 2008 contributed to continuing legal education programs for same sex couples at The Williams Institute, UCLA (Los Angeles), Lavender Law (San Francisco), Kasner Estate Planning Symposium (San Jose), the Santa Clara Estate Planning Council (Santa Clara), Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group (Sacramento) and ALI-ABA (national webcast). She has published more than 50 law review articles in journals such the Iowa Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review and the Journal of Legal Education. She also has published several book chapters, treatises and casebooks including Tax Planning for Unmarried Couples (Prentice Hall 1980); Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Courts In the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement (Westview Press 2000); and Sexuality Law (with Arthur S. Leonard) (Carolina Academic Press 2005).She received her A.B. degree from Vassar College and her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia