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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.

Family Law Children & the Law Articles

  1. R. Richard Banks, The Color of Desire: Fulfilling Adoptive Parents' Radical Preferences Through Discriminatory State Action, 107 Yale L. J. 875 (1998) (suggested by Family Law Prof.). 
  2. Katharine T. Bartlett, Rethinking Parenthood as an Exclusive Status: The Need for Legal Alternatives WHen the Premise of the Nuclear Family Has Failed,  70 Va. L. Rev. 879 (1984) (suggested by Family Law Prof.). 
  3. Lawrence M. Friedman, Dead Language: Divorce Law and Practice Before No-Fault, 86 Va. L. Rev. 1497 (2000) (suggested by Family Law Prof.). 
  4. Robert H. Mnookin & Lewis Kornhauser, Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: The Case of Divorce, 88 Yale L. J. 950 (1979) (piece about bargaining divorce settlements in the shadow of the law; suggested by Dan Markel and Family Law Prof.). 
  5. Frances E. Olsen, The Family and the Market: A Study of Ideology and Legal Reform,  96 Harv. L. Rev. 1497 (1983) (suggested by Family Law Prof.). 
  6. Milton C. Regan, Jr., Spousal Privilege and the Meanings of Marriage, 81 Va. L. Rev. 2045 (1995) (piece on spousal evidentiary privileges and the meanings of marriage (I can't say what influence Regan's piece has had, but when working on our "family ties" article, I learned a lot from Regan's piece; suggested by Dan Markel). 
  7. Reva B. Siegel, The Rule of Love: Wife Beating as Prerogative and Privacy, 105 Yale L. Rev. 2117 (1996) (suggested by Family Law Prof.). 


Family Law Children & the Law Books

  1. Nancy F. Cott, Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (2002) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).
  2. Martha Albertson Fineman, The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies (1995) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).
  3. Mothers in Law, Feminist Theory and the Legal Regulation of Motherhood (Martha Albertson Fineman & Isabel Karpin eds., 1995) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).
  4. Michael  Grossberg, Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America  (1988) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).
  5. Susan Moller Okin, Justice, Gender, and the Family (1991) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).
  6. Dorothy Roberts, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (2003) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).
  7. Joan C. Williams, Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It  (2001) (suggested by Family Law Prof.).