Aspen Publishing

Family Law: Theoretical, Comparative, and Social Science Perspectives

James Dwyer


  • ISBN: 9781454813668

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    Family Law: Theoretical, Comparative, and Social Science Perspectives offers a dramatic reorganization of the subject, coupled with deeper analysis of core topics using critical theory, foreign law, and social science research, make this text a powerful basis for a more intellectual study of family law. At the same time, it emphasizes the issues and skills most relevant to domestic relations practice and includes client exercises for review of substance and as a vehicle for examination of special ethical and practical considerations in this field.

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    Page Count 936
    Published 07/11/2012
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    Summary of Contents


    Part I. State Creation of Family Relationships

    Chapter 1. State Creation of Parent-Child Relationships

    Chapter 2. State Creation of Legal Partner Relationships

    Part II. State Regulation of Established Relationships

    Chapter 3. State Regulation of Adult Intimate Relationships

    Chapter 4. State Regulation of the Parent-Child Relationship

    Part III. Dissolution of Family Legal Relationships

    Chapter 5. Dissolution of the Parent-Child Relationship

    Chapter 6. Dissolution of Marital Relationships

    Part IV. Client Exercises

  • Author Information

    James Dwyer

    Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law
    Degrees: Ph.D., Stanford University; J.D., Yale; B.A., Boston College

    Areas of Specialization
    Adoption Law; Children and the Law; Constitutional Law--14th Amendment; Constitutional Law--1st Amendment (Religion); Education Law; Family Law; Philosophy of Law; Trusts and Estates Law

    Teaching in Academic Year 2012-2013
    Family Law; Youth Law

    Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
    Joined the faculty in 2000 after teaching law at the Chicago-Kent and University of Wyoming law schools. Practiced law with Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan; and Coudert Brothers; both in Washington, D.C., and worked in New York State Family Court as Law Guardian and Assigned Counsel. Teaches family law, youth law, trusts and estates, and law and social justice. Selected for the Class of 2010 Professorship and the Plumeri Award.

    Family Law: Theoretical, Comparative, and Social Science Perspectives (Aspen Publishers, 2012)
    Moral Status and Human Life: The Case for Children's Superiority (Cambridge University Press 2011).
    The Relationship Rights of Children (Cambridge U. Press 2006).
    Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform (Cornell U. Press 2002).
    Religious Schools v. Children's Rights (Cornell U. Press 2001) (paperback edition with new preface 2001).

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