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Child, Family, and State: Problems and Materials on Children and the Law, Seventh Edition

Robert H. Mnookin, D. Kelly Weisberg


  • ISBN: 9781454840848

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    A landmark publication in its first edition, Child, Family, and State: Problems and Materials on Children and the Law was one of the first books to explore the full range of legal questions relating to children. This casebook presents an outstanding selection of cases and materials that reflect social and historical perspectives, law, and policy.

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    Page Count 932
    Published 03/04/2014
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    Summary of Contents


    1. The Child, the Family, and the State   

    2. The Legal Framework for a Child's Economic Relationship Within the Family    

    3. Protecting the Child from Abuse and Neglect

    4. Medical Treatment: Who Speaks for the Child?            

    5. Child Custody               

    6. State-Enforced Limitations on the Liberty of Minors   

    7. Juvenile Delinquency               

    Table of Cases  

  • Author Information

    D. Kelly Weisberg

    Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings, D. Kelly Weisberg is a lawyer and sociologist. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, from which she also earned a Ph.D. in sociology in 1976. She received her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1979, where she was a member of the California Law Review. Before joining the Hastings faculty in 1982, she worked at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, where she conducted legal research on the rights of children during the International Year of the Child. She has taught at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Boston University, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem (where she was a Lady Davis Fellow). For the Spring semester 2010, she holds the Hurst Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

    Her research interests focus on issues in family law and children and the law. She has participated in federally-funded studies of juvenile parole, juvenile prostitution, family violence, and sexual exploitation of children. She served as a consultant for the American Bar Association, Women on Law Faculties Study, and for the American Justice Institute, National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center, for a study of child abuse. She testified before the Senate Subcommittee of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, on the relationship between runaway behavior and juvenile prostitution.

    She teaches Family Law, Children and the Law, and Wills and Trusts. She is the author of several law review articles and books, including Child, Family, State: Cases and Materials on Children and the Law (co-authored with Robert H. Mnookin) (Aspen Publishers, 5th ed. 2005); Adoption and Assisted Reproduction: Families Under Construction (co-authored with Susan F. Appleton)(Aspen Publishers, 2009); The Birth of Surrogacy in Israel (University Press of Florida, 2005); Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials (co-authored with Susan F. Appleton) (Aspen Publishers, 4th ed. 2009); and Applications of Feminist Legal Theory to Women's Lives (Temple University Press, 1996).

    Robert H. Mnookin

    Robert H. Mnookin has held the position of Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School since 1993, after first being appointed Visiting Professor of Law in 1990. His principal areas of interest are dispute resolution, negotiation, and arbitration, in diverse contexts from family law to international law.