Amira Hasenbush

Adjunct Associate Professor of Law/ Attorney at Law, Law Office of Amira Hasenbush

Professor Hasenbush

B.A., Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Joined Southwestern: 2023

Professor Amira Hasenbush is a family formation attorney, focusing on adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation and egg donation.  She primarily drafts agreements and represents clients in parentage judgments and stepparent, second parent, adult and independent adoptions.  She also represents litigants in complex disputes over parentage as well as the use and ownership of eggs, sperm and embryos. Professor Hasenbush is an active member of the National LGBT Bar Association's Family Law Institute and the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy.  She is also the chair of the Legal Advisory Committee for Men Having Babies and the Family Law Section Liaison for the ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Prior to taking her law practice full-time, Professor Hasenbush spent five and a half years as the Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow for the Williams Institute, where she did research and published reports on LGBT law and policy, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, family law issues for transgender parents and children, and the legal needs of people living with HIV.  She graduated second in her class from UCLA School of Law and holds a Masters in Public Health from UCLA School of Public Health.  Professor Hasenbush has been published extensively and cited and featured in a variety of media outlets and journals, including the Boston Globe, ABC News, Time and the New England Journal of Medicine.  Amira is also a recipient of the 2023 LGBTQ+ Bar's 40 under 40 award.