Melissa L. Breger

Albany Law School

Professor of Law

80 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, NY 12208

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Making Waves or Keeping the Calm?: Analyzing the Institutional Culture of Family Courts Through the Lens of Social Psychology Groupthink Theory

Law & Psychology Review, Vol. 34, p. 55, 2010, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 29
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2011
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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gender, race, groupthink, family court, culture, psychology, reform, family, children, court, lawyering, judging, bias, institution, group dynamics

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Teaching Professionalism in Context: Insights from Students, Clients, Adversaries and Judges

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 55, pp. 303-347, January 2004
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Jul 2004
Melissa L. Breger, Gina M. Calabrese and Theresa A. Hughes
Albany Law School, St. John's University - School of Law and St. John's University - School of Law
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clinical education, clinical law practice, professionalsim

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Against the Dilution of a Child's Voice in Court

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 175, 2010, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 10-42
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2011
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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children, courts

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Transforming Cultural Norms of Sexual Violence Against Women

Journal of Research in Gender Studies, Volume 4(2), 2014, pp. 39–51, ISSN: 2164-0262, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 3 for 2015-2016
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2015
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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gender, bias, violence against women, rape, culture, norms, modern society

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The (In)Visibility of Motherhood in Family Court Proceedings

New York University Review of Law & Social Change, Vol. 36, p. 555, 2012
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2013
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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gender, motherhood, implicit bias, family, family court, child welfare, mother, bias, family law, reform

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Introducing the Construct of the Jury into Family Violence Proceedings and Family Court Jurisprudence

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2009
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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jury, family, domestic violence, child abuse, family violence, family court, procedural justice

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Healing Sex-Trafficked Children: A Domestic Family Law Approach to an International Epidemic

118 W. Va. L. Rev. 1131, 2016, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 19 for 2015-2016
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2016
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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human trafficking, sex trafficking, children, child abuse, therapeutic foster care, family violence, sexual abuse, trauma

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New York Law of Domestic Violence (Third Edition)

New York Law of Domestic Violence (Thomson-Reuters 2013), Albany Law School Research Paper No. 13 for 2013-2014, Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-10
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2015
Melissa L. Breger, Deseriee A. Kennedy, Jill Zuccardy and Lee Elkins
Albany Law School, Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Independent and Independent
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domestic violence, family, criminal, immigration, torts, housing, employment, family offenses, evidence, criminal procedure, constitutional law, Family Court, coercive control, intimate partner abuse, enforcement, contempt

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Advancing the Future of Family Violence Law Pedagogy: The Founding of a Law School Clinic

Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 41, No. 1, Fall 2007, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0107, NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 07/08-26
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Mar 2008
Melissa L. Breger and Theresa A. Hughes
Albany Law School and St. John's University - School of Law
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Transforming Our Cultural Norms and Deconstructing Sexual Violence against Women

Albany Law School Research Paper No. 4 for 2013-2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2013
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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gender, implicit bias, rape, culture, inequality, norms

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Reforming by Re-Norming: How the Legal System Has the Potential to Change a Toxic Culture of Domestic Violence

44 Notre Dame Journal of Legislation 171, Volume 2 (2018), Albany Law School Research Paper No. 12 for 2018-2019
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 May 2018 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2018
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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intimate partner violence, culture, domestic violence, gendered norms, implicit bias, toxic masculinity, social norms, re-norming, law

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From Kate Stoneman to Kate Stoneman Chair, Katheryn D. Katz: Feminist Waves and the First Domestic Violence Course at a United States Law School

Albany Law Review, Vol. 77, 2014, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 1 for 2014-2015
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Mar 2014
Melissa L. Breger and Mary A. Lynch
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
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feminism, legal education, history, domestic violence, family law, pioneer

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New York Law of Domestic Violence (Second Edition)

NEW YORK LAW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (SECOND EDITION), Thomson Reuters, 2012, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 3 of 2012-2013
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 May 2012 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2012
Melissa L. Breger, Lee Elkins and Jane Fosbinder
Albany Law School, Independent and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Building Pediatric Law Careers: The University of Michigan Law School Experience

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 531, 2000
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2012
Albany Law School, University of New Mexico - School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Law School
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Pediatric, Pediatric law, Child Advocacy, clinic

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Making the Invisible Visible: Exploring Implicit Bias, Judicial Diversity, and the Bench Trial

University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1039, 2019
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Apr 2019
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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implicit bias, bench trial, judge, judiciary, bias, diversity, bench

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Implementing a Jury Option in Family Violence Proceedings

FAMILY LAW: BALANCING INTERESTS AND PURSUING PRIORITIES, Chapter 37, Lynn Wardle, Camille Williams, eds., pp. 306-312, Wm. S. Hein & Co., 2007
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Jun 2010
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School
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Paddling the Pupils: The Legality (or Not) of Corporal Punishment in Schools

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Aug 2019
Lucy Sorensen, Charmaine Willis, Victor Asal and Melissa L. Breger
State University of New York (SUNY) - Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy University of Albany, State University of New York at Albany and Albany Law School
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CRC, corporal punishment, children, schools, gender, common law, civil law, child rights, discipline, classroom

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Corporal Punishment, Social Norms and Norm Cascades: Examining Cross-National Laws and Trends in Homes Across the Globe

Posted: 04 Jul 2019
Melissa L. Breger, Lucy Sorensen, Victor Asal and Charmaine Willis
Albany Law School, State University of New York (SUNY) - Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, State University of New York at Albany and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy University of Albany

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Re-Norming Sport for Inclusivity: How the Sport Community Has the Potential to Change a Toxic Culture of Harassment and Abuse

Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2019, 13, 274–289.
Posted: 04 Jul 2019
Melissa L. Breger, Margery Holman and Michelle Guerrero
Albany Law School, University of Windsor Windsor, ON N9B 3P4 519-253-3000 Ext. 2436 and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

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masculinity, #MeToo, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sport

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Trauma in Sex-Trafficked Children

Chapter 8 in Human Trafficking: Emerging Issues and Legal Applications (Nora Cronin and Kimberly Ellis, eds.) (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2017)
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2017
Melissa L. Breger
Albany Law School

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children, therapeutic foster care, sex trafficking