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Sunday, August 5, 2012


This volume, edited by Elaine E. Sutherland, was published by Cambridge University Press on August 2, 2012. In it, experts examine child and family law in thirteen countries – Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. Each chapter identifies the imperatives and influences that have prevailed to date and offers informed predictions of how it will develop in the years to come. A common chapter structure facilitates comparison of the jurisdictions and in the introduction the editor highlights common trends and salient differences. The Future of Child and Family Law therefore provides practitioners, academics and policy-makers with access not just to an overview of child and family law in a range of countries around the world, but also to insights into what has shaped it and options for reform.

The volume is published in honor of Professor Eric M. Clive, a founder member of the International Society on Family Law, who will be known to many readers of this blog. As a leading academic in the field and Scotland’s longest serving law commissioner, he has been responsible for many of the developments in family law in Scotland over recent decades, but his contribution reaches far beyond a single jurisdiction, not least through his work with the Hague Conference on Private International Law – and, indeed, far beyond familylaw. Eric is currently a visiting professor at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and continues to research and write.  

Elaine E. Sutherland is a Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, and Professor of Child and Family Law at the School of Law, University of Stirling, Scotland.

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