Oxford Research Professor
Director, Certificate Program in Estate Planning
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Advanced Trust Law
Law and Literature
Information Privacy Law
Special Topics in Trusts and Estates
Estate and Gift Tax
Taxation of Business Entities
B.A., German Literature, Princeton University
J.D., New York University School of Law
Ph.D., English Literature, Boston College
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Professor Spivack’s scholarship has been published in the Wisconsin Law Review, The Georgia Law Review, The Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, and Chicago Kent Law Review, among others. Her work focuses on inequality and gender, race and class issues in inheritance law, taxation of trusts, comparative trust law, and the taxation of families. Before joining the OCU faculty, she was a Samuel I. Golieb Legal History Fellow at New York University School of Law, and she practiced law at the New York law firm of Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft. Spivack clerked for Robert G. Flanders, Jr., of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. She has been a Visiting Professor at Pittsburgh School of Law and Boston College School of Law.
Professor Spivack holds a biannual conference at Oklahoma City University School of Law called Wills, Trusts and Estates Meets Gender, Race and Class, which is the first conference in the United States to focus on critical trusts and estates scholarship. In 2019, this conference was chosen for the Annual Symposium Issue of the Wisconsin Law Review.
Her book, “Robbing Women: How Property Law Cheats Women and What You Can Do About It,” will be published this year by Rowman and Littlefield Press.