Friday, December 31, 2010

Family Law Symposium: "Belonging, The Family, and Family Law"

The Marriage and Family Law Research Project is pleased to invite all interested scholars to attend a Symposium on Belonging, the Family, and Family Law that will convene in room 472 of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University on Friday, January 28, 2011. The Marriage and Family Law Research Project at the BYU Law School will be hosting this event. The purpose of this symposium is to provide an opportunity for respected experts and scholars of family law, particularly those whose work has focused on constitutional family law, upon the significance of family as a legal entity, and upon the concept of belonging as it relates to family and family law present papers addressing one or more of those topics. With numerous public policy issues being debated today concerning the definition, structure, regulation, protection and reconstitution of families in society and in the law, and with the methods, tools and processes for creating and enforcing such legal regulations, these three dimensions of family law are particularly relevant today.  Confirmed presenters include Professor Helen Alvare (George Mason), Professor Robert Burt (Yale Law School), Professor Linda Elrod (Washburn), Ann Laquer Estin (Iowa), Professor Scott FitzGibbon (Boston College),  Professor Akira Morita (Toyo, Japan), Laurence Nolan (Howard), Ya'ir Ronen (Negev, Israel), Robin F. Wilson (Washington & Lee) & Lynn Wardle (BYU), who will explore these topics from a variety of perspectives. Scholars interested in attending should RSVP to Lorelie Sander at sanderl@law.byu.edu ; no registration fee will be charged for academics (except a nominal charge for those seeking CLE) but RSVP is needed.   Further information about the symposium is available at http://www.law2.byu.edu/organizations/marriage_family/index.php .

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