Ira Mark Ellman

Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

Distinguished Affiliated Scholar

Berkeley, CA 94720-2150

United States

http://csls.berkeley.edu/people/csls-affiliates

Arizona State University College of Law

Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law

Box 877906

Phoenix, AZ

United States

Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology

Affiliate Professor

950 S. McAllister Ave

P. O. Box 871104

Tempe, AZ 85287-1104

United States

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Scholarly Papers (53)

1.

'Frightening and High': The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics

Published at 30 Constitutional Commentary 495 (2015)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2016
Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Independent
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law and social science, sex offenders, registries

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Relocation of Children after Divorce and Children's Best Interests: New Evidence and Legal Considerations

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Jun 2002
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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Child custody; divorce, relocation

Divorce Rates, Marriage Rates, and the Problematic Persistence of Traditional Marital Roles

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Jun 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Divorce Rates, Marriage Rates, and the Problematic Persistence of Traditional Marital Roles

Posted: 01 Jun 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Marital Roles and Declining Marriage Rates

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2008
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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marriage, marital roles, gender roles, marriage rates

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The Purpose of Child Support

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Aug 2006
Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Independent
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child support, law and psychology, law and economics, children, divorce, parental obligations

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The Theory of Child Support

Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 25 Apr 2008
Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Independent
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child support, law and psychology, law and economics, children, divorce, parental obligations

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Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2008
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, children, family law, heuristics, gender differences

Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2008
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, tradeoffs, incommensurability, coherent arbitrariness, lawmaking

8.

Spousal Emotional Abuse as a Tort?

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 1268, 1996
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and Stephen D. Sugarman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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No-fault divorce, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Family Law

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Lay Judgments About Child Custody After Divorce

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2011
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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public opinion, child custody, family law, joint custody, approximation rule

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When Animus Matters and Sex Offense Underreporting Does Not: The Sex Offender Registry Regime

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2021
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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sex offenders, sex offenses, collateral consequences, animus

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'Contract Thinking' Was Marvin's Fatal Flaw

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Mar 2001
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Marvin, unmarried cohabitation, status and contract

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Fudging Failure: The Economic Analysis Used to Construct Child Support Guidelines

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Apr 2004
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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child support, consumer expenditure survey, equivalence scale

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Probabilities and Proof: Can HLA and Blood Group Testing Prove Paternity?

New York University Law Review, Vol. 54, 1979
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 May 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and David H. Kaye
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and PSU - Penn State Law (University Park)
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Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) Testing, Probability Evidence, Paternity

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Comparing Japanese and American Approaches to Parental Rights: A Comment on, and Appreciation of, the Work of Takao Tanase

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Aug 2006
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Divorce, custody, parental rights, Japan

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Ambiguous-Father Families

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Feb 2002
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Paternity, fatherhood, child support

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The Theory of Alimony

California Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 1, p. 1, 1989
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 04 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Alimony, Family Law, Divorce

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Should Visitation Denial Affect the Obligation to Pay Support?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Dec 2002
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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O'Brien V. O'Brien: A Failed Reform, Unlikely Reformers

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Aug 2006
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Marital Property, O'Brien, Divorce,

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Lay Intuitions About Family Obligations: The Case of Alimony

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2011
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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Alimony, Spousal Support, Family Obligations

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The Place of Fault in a Modern Divorce Law

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 28, p. 773, 1996
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Family Law, No-fault Divorce, American Law Institutes The Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution

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Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in the United States

MARITAL AGREEMENTS AND PRIVATE AUTONOMY IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, Jens M. Scherpe, ed., 2010
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2011
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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premarital agreement, antenuptial agreement, marriage, divorce

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Child Maintenance: How Much Should the State Require Fathers to Pay When Families Separate?

Family Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2013
Bryson Purdon Social Research, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, University of Lincoln, UK and University of Cambridge
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child support, child maintenance

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A Case Study in Failed Law Reform: Arizona's Child Support Guidelines

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 54, 2012
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Mar 2012
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Moral Intuitions About Fault, Parenting, and Child Custody after Divorce

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Nov 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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Divorce; Child Custody; No Fault; Moral Intuition; Parenting

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Marriage as Contract, Opportunistic Violence, and Other Bad Arguments for Fault Divorce

University of Illinois Law Review, p. 719, 1997
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and Sharon Lohr
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University
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No-fault Divorce, Family Law, Empirical Analysis

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Another Theory of Nonprofit Corporations

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 999, 1982
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Non-profit Corporations, Professor Henry Hansmann, Corporate Law

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Public Intuitions about Fair Child Support Allocations: Converging Evidence for a 'Fair Shares' Rule

7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2110376
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2013
Sanford L. Braver, Ira Mark Ellman and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Stanford Law School
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Converting Sentiments to Dollars: Scaling and Incommensurability Problems in the Evaluation of Child Support Payments

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2008
Sanford L. Braver, Robert MacCoun and Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Stanford Law School and Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Dissolving the Relationship Between Divorce Law and Divorce Rates

International Review of Law & Economics, Vol. 18, p. 341, 1998
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and Sharon Lohr
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University
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Family Law, Divorce, Fault Rules

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Should Marriage Matter?

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2012
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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marital status, cohabitation, alimony, child support, property division

Lay Intuitions About Child Support and Marital Status

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2011
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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child support, alimony, judgments, divorce, family law

Lay Intuitions About Child Support and Marital Status

Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 465-488, 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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child law, family law, marital status, American law, USA, child support, parental incomes

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Child Support Judgments: Comparing Public Policy to the Public's Policy

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 34/2014
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 May 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, University of Lincoln, UK, University of Cambridge and Bryson Purdon Social Research
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child support, child maintenance

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Public Sentiments About the Parenting Time Adjustment in Child Support Awards

Family Law Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2015
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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child support, visitation, family law, public sentiments

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Cruzan v. Harmon and the Dangerous Claim that Others Can Exercise an Incapacitated Patient's Right to Die

Jurimetrics, Vol. 29, p. 389, 1989
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Constitutional Law, Right To Die, Nancy Cruzan

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Abstract Principles and Concrete Cases in Intuitive Lawmaking

Law and Human Behavior, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Feb 2011
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, decisionmaking, judgments

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Intuitive Lawmaking II: The Relationship between Citizens' Endorsement of Principles and Their Resolution of Cases

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 May 2009
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, tradeoffs, incommensurability, coherent arbitrariness, lawmaking

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Driven from the Tribunal: Judicial Resolution of Internal Church Disputes

California Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 1378, 1981
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Constitutional Law, Freedom of Religion, Church Disputes

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Citizens’ Views About Fault in Property Division

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Sep 2013
Sanford L. Braver and Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 37 (510,801)
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marital property, marital misconduct

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Child Support and the Custodial Mother's Move or Remarriage

Presented at the 2014 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies held at Berkeley.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2015
Ira Mark Ellman and Sanford L. Braver
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology
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child support, remarriage

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Brigitte M. Bodenheimer Memorial Lecture on the Family: Inventing Family Law

University of California Davis Law Review, Vol. 32, p. 855, 1999
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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family law, divorce, custody

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Effect of Attorney's Discharge on Duty to Pay Fee

California Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 397, 1973
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Contract Law, Attorney Client Relationship, Fracasse v. Brent

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And Now a Word Against Our Sponsor: Extending the FCC's Fairness Doctrine to Advertising

California Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 1416, 1972
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
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Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC), The Fairness Doctrine, Constitutional Law

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Strengths-Building Public Policy for Children of Divorce

INVESTING IN CHILDREN, YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES: STRENGTHS-BASED RESEARCH AND POLICY, Kenneth Maton, Cynthia Schellenbach, Bonnie Leadbeater, & Andrea Solarz, eds., American Psychological Association, 2004
Posted: 10 Sep 2009
Sanford L. Braver, Ira Mark Ellman and Irwin Sandler
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University (ASU)

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Divorce, children, strength

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A Comparison of Law Faculty Production in Leading Law Reviews

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 33, p. 681, 1983
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Legal Publication, Law Journals, In-house Publishing

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Thinking About Custody and Support in Ambiguous-Father Families

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 36, p. 49, 2002
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Paternity, fatherhood, child support

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The Pitfalls of Empirical Research: Studying Faculty Publication Studies

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 36, p. 24, 1986
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman and David H. Kaye
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and PSU - Penn State Law (University Park)

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Empirical Research, Law Faculty, Professors Swygert and Gozansky

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Should the Theory of Alimony Include Nonfinancial Losses and Motivations?

Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 259, 1991
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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The Theory of Alimony, No-fault Divorce, Family Law

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Why Making Family Law is Hard

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 35, p. 699, 2003
Posted: 03 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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family law, custody, alimony

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Can Others Exercise an Incapacitated Patient's Right to Die?

Hastings Center Report, Vol. 20, p. 47, 1990
Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Constitutional Law, Right To Die, Nancy Cruzan

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The Misguided Movement to Revive Fault Divorce

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 11, p. 216, 1997
Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Family Law, No-fault Divorce, Alimony/Compensatory Payments

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Do Americans Play Football?

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 257-276, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Ali Family Law Report

Posted: 12 Sep 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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The Maturing Law of Divorce Finances: Toward Rules and Guidelines

Posted: 09 Jun 2000
Ira Mark Ellman
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

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