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Tracy Thomas

Tracy ThomasTracy Thomas, Dir. of the Constitutional Law Center, writes in the area of women and the law, covering a broad array of topics including women’s legal history, abortion, same-sex marriage (and divorce), among others.

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RECENT NEWS

Tracy Thomas’s Gender & the Law Prof Blog was featured in Jennifer Rose, “The Blog Spot,” Internet Researcher (Sept. 2015).

Carolyn Dessin's proposal for a panel on guardianship was accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in October.

Tracy Thomas was awarded the 2015 Faculty Scholarly Publication Award by the Akron Alumni Association for her publication Back to the Future of Abortion Regulation in the First Term, 29 Wisconsin J. of Law, Gender & Society 47 (2014).

Alan Newman presented his work-in-progress, Trust Law in the Twenty-First Century: Fiduciary Accountability in Decline, at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

Alan Newman presented “The Ohio Trust Code: Recent Case Law Developments” to the Akron Bar Association Probate Law Section.

FACULTY

Carolyn Dessin
Alan Newman
Tracy Thomas

ABOUT FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Legal Scholarship on Family Law can be broadly defined due to the myriad legal implications of family relationships. Faculty at Akron Law write on topics such as elder law, guardianship, trusts & estates, gender and the law, women's legal history, same-sex marriage (and same-sex divorce), and the regulation of abortion.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Tracy A. Thomas: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law (NYU Press 2016).
Tracy A. Thomas: Women and the Law (Tracy A. Thomas, ed., West forthcoming 2015).
Alan Newman: You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone: Time-Barred Claims Under the Uniform Trust Code, 48 Real Property, Trust, and Estate L.J. 459 (2014).
Tracy A. Thomas: Back to the Future of Abortion Regulation in the First Term, 29 Wis. J. of L., Gen. & Soc'y 47 (2014).
Tracy A. Thomas: Same-Sex Divorce, 5 Cal. L. Rev. Circuit 218 (Feb. 2014).
Tracy A. Thomas: Teaching Women's Legal History, in Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives (Bob Jarvis, ed.) (Wildy, Simmonds, & Hill 2014).

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