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LSN: Family Law (Private) (Topic)

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2 Jan 1997 through 29 Mar 2015

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1 1,461 The Negative Externalities of Immorality: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage
Aristides N. Hatzis
University of Athens - Department of Philosophy & History of Science
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2006
Last Revised: 15 Oct 2006
2 1,447 The Evidentiary Admissibility of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Science, Law, and Policy
Jennifer Hoult
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Date posted to database: 20 Jun 2006
Last Revised: 21 Jun 2006
3 1,248 The Backlash Thesis and Same-Sex Marriage: Learning from Brown v. Board of Education and its Aftermath
Carlos A. Ball
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Newark
Date posted to database: 16 May 2006
Last Revised: 16 Aug 2006
4 1,051 No Income Splitting for Domestic Partners: How the IRS Erred
Dennis J. Ventry
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Mar 2006
Last Revised: 21 Apr 2006
5 902 John Calvin on Marriage and Family
John Witte
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2007
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
6 862 Law and Economics versus Economic Analysis of Law
Geoffrey P. Miller
New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Apr 2011
Last Revised: 20 Jun 2011
7 743 Rights of the Dead
Kirsten Rabe Smolensky
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Aug 2006
Last Revised: 20 Oct 2011
8 712 Political Liberalism, Islamic Family Law and Family Law Pluralism: Lessons from New York on Family Law Arbitration
Mohammad Fadel
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Jun 2009
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2009
9 692 A Legal Analysis of Romantic Gifts
Ruth Sarah Lee
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2012
Last Revised: 26 Oct 2012
10 673 Beyond DOMA: Choice of State Law in Federal Statutes
William Baude
University of Chicago - Law School
Date posted to database: 5 Nov 2011
Last Revised: 5 Jul 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
28 Jan 2015 through 29 Mar 2015

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1 109 Medicaid Spend Down, Estate Recovery and Divorce: Doctrine, Planning and Policy
John A. Miller
University of Idaho College of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 1 Mar 2015
2 73 Text-Bound Originalism (And Why Originalism Does Not Strictly Govern Same Sex Marriage)
Suja A. Thomas
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
3 65 Mechanisms for Child Protection with Focus on Child Custody: Islamic Law and Case Studies of Pakistan and Jordan
Muhammad Munir
International Islamic University, Islamabad - Department of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 13 Mar 2015
4 56 Amicus Brief in Obergefell v. Hodges
Andrew Koppelman and Ilya Somin
Northwestern University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
5 52 Original Meaning and Marriage Equality
William N. Eskridge
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 24 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
6 37 The Divorce Bargain: The Fathers' Rights Movement and Family Inequalities
Deborah Dinner
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
7 28 Case Note: Surrey v Surrey
Bill Atkin
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 2 Mar 2015
8 28 'A Jewish and Democratic State:' Reflections on the Fragility of Israeli Secularism
Zvi H. Triger
College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAS) - Striks School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 3 Mar 2015
9 25 For a Feminist Considering Surrogacy, Is Compensation Really the Key Question?
Julie Shapiro
Seattle University School of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 6 Mar 2015
10 24 Identity, Law, and the Right to a Dream?
Robert Leckey
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 2 Feb 2015





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