Katharine T. Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, teaches and publishes in the areas of family law, employment discrimination law, gender and law, and law and literature. She served as a reporter responsible for the child custody provisions of the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (2002). She was the Dean of Duke Law School from 2000-2007, and has received numerous honors over the years, including the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award at Duke University, the Justice R. Ammi Cutter Chair for her work with the ALI, and the Equal Justice Works’ Dean John R. Kramer Award (“Dean of the Year”) for “leadership in public service in legal education.” Her degrees are from Wheaton College, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley.
Kathryn Webb Bradley, Professor of the Practice of Law. B.A. 1979, Wake Forest University; J.D. 1988, University of Maryland. Professor Bradley’s experience includes judicial clerkships with Judge Frederic N. Smalkin of the United District Court for the District of Maryland and Justice Byron R. White of the United States Supreme Court. She was a partner with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells), where she practiced litigation in the firm’s Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Denver offices. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland School of Law and served as Co-Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at the University of Virginia School of Law where she was an Assistant Professor on the General Faculty. Professor Bradley teaches in the areas of family law and legal ethics and currently serves as Duke Law’s Director of Legal Ethics and administrator for the Capstone Project program.
Emily Buss is the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where her research specialty is the rights of children and parents and the division of legal authority over children’s development among parent, child and state. In addition to a number of courses focused on children and families and the law, Ms. Buss teaches Civil Procedure and Evidence. Emily Buss received her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University in 1982 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1986. After graduating from law school, Ms. Buss clerked for Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1989 to 1990, Ms. Buss worked as a staff attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. In 1990, Ms. Buss joined the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia and from 1993 to 1996 she served as the Center’s deputy director. Ms. Buss joined the University of Chicago Law School faculty in 1996.
Doriane Coleman is a Professor of Law at Duke Law School, where she specializes in teaching and scholarship related to children and the law. Coleman’s published work in these areas includes a book entitled Fixing Columbine: The Challenge of American Liberalism (2002), and law review articles including Storming the Castle to Save the Children: The Ironic Costs of a Child Welfare Exception to the Fourth Amendment, 47 William & Mary Law Review 413 (2005); Culture, Cloaked in Mens Rea in The South Atlantic Quarterly (2002); The Seattle Compromise: Multicultural Sensitivity and Americanization, 47 Duke Law Journal 717 (1998); and Individualizing Justice Through Multiculturalism: The Liberals’ Dilemma, 96Columbia Law Review 1093 (1996). In the past few years, Coleman’s work has become increasingly interdisciplinary and she has collaborated with health sciences and neuroscience scholars.
Coleman received her Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center (1988), where she was an associate editor on the Georgetown Law Journal. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University (1982) with Distinction in All Subjects.
After graduating with degrees from Sydney and Oxford, Richard was admitted as a solicitor, and later as a barrister, and worked as an academic at the Law School at University of New South Wales, specialising in family and children’s law. In 1993 he was appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. Since retirement from the bench in 2004, he has resumed academic work and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Australian National University College of Law. He has worked with various bodies associated with law reform and children’s rights, and is an honorary consultant to Family Relationship Services Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Advisory Council. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009.
He has recently worked with the AIFS and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department on a number of projects, including The Family Courts Violence Review (2009) and, most recently a report on information-sharing between the family courts and child protection departments. His current dreams of the unattainable include simplifying the Family Law Act and improving his singing.
Maxine Eichner is the Reef Ivey Professor of Law UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. She writes on issues at the intersection of law and political theory, focusing particularly on family relationships, social welfare law and policy; sex equality; and the relationship of the family, the workplace, and market forces. Professor Eichner is the author of The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America’s Political Ideals (Oxford University Press, 2010). She is also an editor of Family Law: Cases, Text, Problems (eds., Ellman, Kurtz, Weithorn, Bix, Czapanskiy, and Eichner, 2010). She holds a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from UNC.
Robert Emery, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on family relationships and children’s mental health, including parental conflict, divorce, mediation, child custody, genetically-informed studies of family life, family violence, and associated legal and policy issues. He has authored over 150 scientific publications, and several books including Marriage, Divorce, and Children’s Adjustment (1999, 2nd Ed); Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation (2011, 2nd Ed); and his guide for parents, The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (2006, paperback). He is co-author of Abnormal Psychology (2012, 7th Ed) with Thomas Oltmanns. Dr. Emery has discussed his work on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Jane Pauley Show, National Public Radio, in Newsweek and Time magazines, and in many other print and electronic media. In addition to his research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Emery maintains a practice as a clinical psychologist and divorce mediator. He is the father of five children.
Clare Huntington is Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, an expert in the fields of family law, poverty law, and immigration. Her legal experience includes serving as an Attorney Advisor in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel as well as clerking for Justice Harry A. Blackmun and Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining the Fordham faculty in 2011, Professor Huntington was an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School. Professor Huntington earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Oberlin College. In addition to numerous law review articles, Professor Huntington is the author of the forthcoming book, Flourishing Families: Harnessing Law to Foster Strong, Stable, Positive Relationships, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Kimberly Krawiec is an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law. Her research interests span a variety of fields, including the empirical analysis of contract disputes; the choice of organizational form by professional service firms, including law firms; forbidden or taboo markets; corporate compliance systems; insider trading; derivatives hedging practices; and “rogue” trading. She holds a juris doctorate from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University.
Krawiec’s recent scholarship addresses organizational misconduct and trade within forbidden or contested markets. These works include “Price and Pretense in The Baby Market,” in Baby Markets: Money, Morals, And The Neopolitics Of Choice (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2009); “Sunny Samaritans & Egomaniacs: Price-Fixing in the Gamete Market,” and “Show Me The Money: Making Markets in Forbidden Exchange,” forthcoming in Duke Law School’s Law and Contemporary Problems; and “Altruism and Intermediation in the Market for Babies,” in the Washington & Lee Law Review. She also recently contributed a chapter, “Operational Risk Management: An Emergent Industry,” to the bookOperational Risk Towards Basel III: Best Practices And Issues In Modeling, Management And Regulation (John Wiley and Sons, 2009).
Holning Lau is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. His research interests include the constitutional dimensions of family law and the regulation of sexual orientation and gender identity. Prior to joining UNC School of Law, Prof. Lau was an Associate Professor of Law at Hofstra University, where he also co-directed the school’s LGBT Rights Fellowship Program. Prior to that, Prof. Lau spent two years as a fellow at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy. Prof. Lau received his JD from the University of Chicago and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Harvard Negotiation Research Project and chairs the Program on Negotiation. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, before joining the Harvard faculty he taught at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, and Berkeley Law. A leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution and family law, Mnookin is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has advised governments, international agencies, major corporations and law firms on issues relating to negotiation and conflict resolution, and has served as a neutral arbitrator or mediator in any number of major disputes, both domestic and international. His influential books include Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody (with Eleanor Maccoby), Child, Family and State: Cases and Materials on Children and the Law (with Kelly Weissberg), Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes (with Scott Peppet and Andrew Tulumello) and Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate and When to Fight.
Nancy Polikoff is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law where she teaches Family Law and Sexuality and the Law. From Fall 2011- Fall 2012, she was the McDonald/Wright Visiting Chair of Law at UCLA School of Law and Faculty Chair of the Williams Institute. In 1976, Prof. Polikoff co-authored one of the first law review articles on custody rights of lesbian mothers. For the past 35 years, she has been writing about, teaching about, and working on litigation and legislation about LGBT families. Her book, Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage, was published by Beacon Press in 2008. In 2011, she received the National LGBT Bar Association’s Dan Bradley award, the organization’s highest honor. Prof. Polikoff blogs at www.beyondstraightandgaymarriage.blogspot.com.
Suzanne Reynolds is Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Wake Forest Law School. She was principal drafter of statutes that modernized the law of both alimony and of adoption in North Carolina, and she co-founded a domestic violence program that received national recognition by the ABA for providing legal assistance to the poor. She is the author of a treatise on North Carolina family law, and recently her scholarship has turned to empirical studies of custody - in particular, outcomes in high conflict custody disputes and the handling of the custody issue in domestic violence court.
Bryan Rodgers is Professor of Family Health & Wellbeing at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University (ANU), and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow. He is author of over 200 publications, mostly in international academic journals. He was co-author with Jan Pryor of Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation (Blackwell; 2001). Bryan’s research interests include: the epidemiology of common mental disorders, substance use and gambling; childhood predictors of adult mental health; the interaction between family relationships and mental health; interventions to prevent mental health problems and minimise their impact on social and economic functioning.
In addition to his own research projects, Bryan is an advisor to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) Survey, and the Department of Defence Health & Wellbeing Survey. He is also the Independent Scientific Advisor to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Family Studies Program. Most of Bryan’s research interests are directed at policy translation and improving service delivery. He was co-opted onto the Board of Family & Relationships Services Australia (the peak body representing family relationships NGOs) for 2012.
Elizabeth Scott is the Harold R. Medina Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law. Her areas of scholarly interest are family and juvenile law, and she has published extensively in legal and social science journals on the legal regulation of juvenile crime, and on marriage, divorce, child custody, and adolescent decision-making. Much of her research is interdisciplinary, applying social science research, developmental theory and behavioral economics, to legal policy issues involving children and families. With Laurence Steinberg, she is the author of Rethinking Juvenile Justice (Harvard University Press, 2008), which received the 2010 award for the best social policy book by the Society for Research in Adolescence. Scott is also the co-author of two widely used casebooks in Family Law and Children in the Legal System. Scott is a member of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Neuroscience and Criminal Law, and was formerly a member of a MacArthur Foundation Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, an interdisciplinary research group that, over a 10 year period, conducted studies of adolescents’ competence to stand trial, desistance from criminal activity, and public attitudes toward youthful culpability. She is also a member of a National Academy of Science Committee on Juvenile Justice. Scott was a founder and co-director of the Center for Children, Family and the Law at the University of Virginia, an interdisciplinary Center that promotes research and informs policy makers and practitioners on issues relating to children and families. Scott has also served on numerous task forces and committees dealing with legal policy toward families.
Jana Singer is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She teaches courses on family law, contracts and constitutional law, and is currently co-teaching a new course on Collaborative Law and Practice. A 1981 graduate of Yale Law School, she has written widely on family and children’s issues and on family dispute resolution. Her publications include Resolving Family Conflicts(Ashgate, 2008) and Dispute Resolution and the Post-Divorce Family: Implications of a Paradigm Shift, 47 Family Court Review 363 (2009). Professor Singer is a member of the American Law Institute and a past Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Family Court Review on the Divorce Roundtable, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers, judges, mediators and mental health professionals.
Bruce Smyth is an Associate Professor at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University, and was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to study the high conflict post-divorce shared-time family. Prior to this Bruce worked at the Australian Institute of Family Studies as a Senior Research Fellow, and was a member of the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support that recommended major changes to the Australian Child Support Scheme in 2005. He is currently working on: an evaluation of the impacts of the recent Australian child support reforms; mapping the prevalence and demography of shared-time parenting in Australia and elsewhere; and developing multi-dimensional approaches to the measurement of parenting time after separation. He is on the editorial boards of Family Court Review, the Journal of Family Studies, and the Australian Journal of Family Law.