Faculty Profiles

Grace Blumberg

Grace Ganz Blumberg

Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita
B.A. University of Colorado, 1960
J.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971
LL.M. Harvard, 1974
UCLA Faculty Since 1979

Grace Blumberg continues to teach Community Property on recall. Her primary areas of research are marital property, family, and social welfare law. She was a Reporter for the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (2002), for which she authored the chapters on child support and nonmarital cohabitation and was named Justice R. Ammi Cutter Reporter. A gifted teacher who made significant contributions to the School of Law's Academic Support Program, Professor Blumberg received the School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989 and the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999.

Before joining UCLA, Professor Blumberg clerked on a New York appellate court, was a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School, and spent five years on the SUNY Buffalo Law School faculty.

Professor Blumberg has authored, in addition to the ALI Principles, the casebook Community Property in California (7th ed., 2016), Blumberg's California Family Code Annotated (23rd ed., 2017) and many law review articles.  She also writes bi-monthly commentary for California Family Law Monthly and authors amicus curiae briefs in family law and community property cases before the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.