James G. Dwyer

William & Mary Law School

Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law

South Henry Street

P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

United States

http://law2.wm.edu/faculty/bios/fulltime/dwyer-648.php

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Jailing Black Babies

Utah Law Review, 2014, issue No. 3 , William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-239
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 12 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2014
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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incarceration, child welfare, race, adoption, liberal policy

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Parents' Religion and Children's Welfare: Debunking the Doctrine of Parents' Rights

California Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 6, 1994, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-228
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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parents' rights, child rearing, religion, free exercise, First Amendment, private schools, medical neglect, school regulation, education

3.

Same-Sex Cynicism and the Self-Defeating Pursuit of Social Acceptance Through Litigation

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 68, 2015, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-285
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 07 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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same-sex marriage, gay rights, marriage, equal protection, fundamental rights, suspect class, procreation, Fourteenth Amendment

4.

The Relationship Rights of Children

J. Dwyer, The Relationship Rights of Children, Cambridge University Press, 2006, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-233
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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children's rights, parentage, paternity, adoption, custody, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, third-party visitation, grandparents, foster care

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The Children We Abandon: Religious Exemptions to Child Welfare and Education Law as Denials of Equal Protection to Children of Religious Objectors

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 5, 1996, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-220
Number of pages: 159 Posted: 25 Jun 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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Religious schools, school regulation, spiritual treatment, medical neglect, free exercise, equal protection

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No Place for Children: Addressing Urban Blight and Its Impact on Children Through Child Protection Law, Domestic Relations Law, and 'Adult-Only' Residential Zoning

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 5, 2011, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-217
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 19 Jun 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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urban blight, neighborhood effect, child custody, child protection, zoning

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Moral Status and Human Life: The Case for Children's Superiority

J. Dwyer, Moral Status and Human Life: The Case for Children's Superiority, Cambridge University Press, October 2010, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-217
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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children's rights, moral status, human life, abortion, autonomy, sentience

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Religious Schools v. Children's Rights

J. Dwyer, Religious Schools v. Children's Rights, Cornell University Press, 2001, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-234
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Nov 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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religious schools, fundamentalism, Catholicism, parents' rights, group rights, equal protection, Rawls, theory of justice, sexism, school regulation, indoctrination, Amish, indigenous people

9.

Equality Between Adults and Children: Its Meaning, Implications, and Opposition

Michigan State Law Review, p. 1017, 2013, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-277
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 May 2014
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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child rearing, children's rights, parents' rights, parentage, custody, TPR, child maltreatment, education

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The Child Protection Pretense: States' Continued Consignment of Newborn Babies to Unfit Parents

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 93, 2008, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-57
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 07 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2014
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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Inter-Country Adoption and the Special Rights Fallacy

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2013, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-254
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 27 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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international adoption, subsidiarity principle, children's rights, right to emigrate, Hague Convention

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: Erasing the Last Vestiges of Human Property

Boston University Law Review Annex, Vol. 93, No. 5 (2013), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-264
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 19 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2013
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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Native American, Indian Child Welfare Act, adoption, biological fathers

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A Constitutional Birthright: The State, Parentage, and the Rights of Newborn Persons

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2009, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-56
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 07 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2014
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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Parents' Self-Determination and Children's Custody: A New Analytical Framework for State Structuring of Children's Family Life

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2012, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-227
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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child custody, First Amendment, parents' rights, religion, free speech, parent relocation, parent alienation, child abuse

15.

The Parental Choice Fallacy in Education Reform Debates

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 5, 2012, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-255
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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vouchers, choice schools, parents' rights, school regulation, poverty

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Promising Protection: 911 Call Records as Foundation for Family Violence Intervention

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 102, 2014, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-256
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 28 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 28 May 2014
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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911 call, domestic violence, child maltreatment, battered women, hearsay

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A Taxonomy of Children's Existing Rights in State Decision Making About Their Relationships

Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J., vol 11 (2003)
Number of pages: 147 Posted: 27 Oct 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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family, children’s rights, parentage, maternity, paternity, adoption, child custody, best interests, step-parents, grandparents, foster care, siblings, child abuse, child neglect, child protection, termination of parental rights, visitation, joint custody, third-party visitation

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Parental Entitlement and Corporal Punishment

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 73, No. 2, 2010, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-229
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Nov 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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parents' rights, child rearing, child abuse, circumcision

19.

No Accounting for School Vouchers

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 48, 2013, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-257
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Sep 2013
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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school choice, vouchers, religious schools, educational accountability

20.

First Parents: Reconceptualizing Newborn Adoption

Capital University Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, p. 293, 2008, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-97
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Apr 2011
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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adoption, unfit parents

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Employment Division v. Smith for Family Law

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 5, p.178, 2011, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-231
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 28 May 2014
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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First Amendment, religion, free exercise, child rearing, hybrid rights

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Spiritual Treatment Exemptions to Child Medical Neglect Laws: What We Outsiders Should Think

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 147, 2000
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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medical care, religious freedom, parents' rights, children's rights, child neglect, equal protection, minority culture, liberalism

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Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform

J. Dwyer, Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform, Cornell University Press, 2002, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-235
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Nov 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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vouchers, religious schools, Establishment Clause, equal protection, school regulation, education funding, school accountability, indoctrination, sexism, fundamentalism, Catholicism

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The Child’s Rights Forgotten, Again: Reframing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Dec 2020
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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foster care, free exercise, LGBT, child welfare, religious service providers

25.

Faux Advocacy in Amicus Practice

50 Pepperdine Law Review__(2022 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 18 May 2022
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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amicus curiae, supreme court, vulnerable populations, federal courts, legal ethics, professional responsibility, legal malpractice

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The Liberal State's Response to Religious Visions of Education

Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, (vol. 44, no. 1, 2005), William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 9-230
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Oct 2012
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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religious schools, First Amendment, indoctrination, liberal education

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Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum

Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, Vol. 17, No. 61-133, 2000
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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circumcision, medical consent, surrogate decision making, parents' rights, children's rights, bodily integrity, medical ethics, genital mutilation

28.

Oxford Handbook of Children and the Law

Oxford University Press (2020), William & Mary Law School, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-430
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Apr 2021
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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child welfare, parentage, child protection, child custody, education

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A Child-Centered Approach to Parentage Law

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 14, 2006, William & Mary Law School Legal Research Paper No. 09-321
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Oct 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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children, maternity, paternity, child maltreatment, adoption, children’s rights

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The Most Dangerous Branch of Science? Reining in Rogue Research and Reckless Experimentation in Social Services

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 1, 2022
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 18 May 2022
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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policy experimentation, institutional review boards, social science, research regulation, child welfare

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School Accountability and 'High Stakes' Testing

Theory & Res. Ed., vol. 2 (2004)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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schools, education, testing, standardization

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Misused Concepts and Misguided Questions: Fundamental Confusions in Family Law Debates

4 Iɴᴛ’ʟ. J. Jᴜʀɪs. Fᴀᴍ. 239 (2013).
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Aug 2018
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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School Vouchers: Inviting the Public into the Religious Square

Wm. & Mary L. Rev., vol 42 (2001)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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vouchers, religion, parents' rights, schooling, religious schools, liberalism, church-state separation, free exercise, Establishment Clause, equal protection, children's rights

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Religious Schooling and Homeschooling Before and After Hobby Lobby

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2016, No. 4
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Mar 2021
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
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Liberal Child Welfare Policy

Routledge (2018)
Posted: 09 Nov 2021
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School

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child protection, poverty, parenthood, neighborhood effect, addiction

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Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

University of Chicago Press (2019)
Posted: 09 Nov 2021
James G. Dwyer and Shawn Francis Peters
William & Mary Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison - School of Education

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Homeschooling, children's rights, parents' rights, education, school regulation

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Existing Rights of Children with Respect to State Decisions About Their Relationships

William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, May 2003
Posted: 28 Oct 2002
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School

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