Kristine S. Knaplund

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Ideas:
“  My latest article, "Reimagining Postmortem Conception," published in Georgia State Law Review, is the first time that the laws of all 50 states are examined to provide a comprehensive look at whether a postmortem child inherits, and determine how wildly disparate the legal standards are from public sentiment. I detail the precise ways the law fails the problem, and propose four concrete solutions for states to adopt.  ”

Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Postmortem Conception and a Father's Last Will

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 46, 2004
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2010
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 349 (160,945)

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assisted reproductive technology, artificial insemination, sperm, inheritance, postmortem conception, postmortem conception child, child, father, mother, parentage, paternity, estate, reproduction, pregnancy, medical, conceive, survivorship, rule of convenience, parol evidence

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Assisted Reproductive Technology

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2014, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/5
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Mar 2014
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 291 (195,153)

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Assisted reproductive technology, ART, assisted reproduction, in vitro fertilization, IVF, gestational carrier, surrogate, surrogacy agreement, Uniform Parentage Act, Uniform Probate Code, descendant, donated gametes, postmortem conception, postmortem retrieval of gametes, sperm, ova

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The Evolution of Women's Rights in Inheritance

Hastings Women's Law Journal, v. 19, p. 3, 2008, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008/6
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2010
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 278 (204,459)

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women, inheritance, probate, wills, testamentary, California

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Children of Assisted Reproduction

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 45, No. 4, p. 899, Summer 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/27
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Sep 2012
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 264 (215,408)

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ART, assisted reproduction, in vitro fertilization, reproduction, family, parents, children, child, Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Parentage Act, surrogate, gestational carrier, couple, gay, lesbian, enforceable

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Baby Without a Country: Determining Citizenship for Assisted Reproduction Children Born Overseas

Denver University Law Review, 2013, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper 2013/7
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 245 (231,894)
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jus soli, citizenship, Fourteenth Amendment, jus sanguinis, parentage

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Charity for the 'Death Tax': The Impact of Legislation on Charitable Bequests

Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 45, 2009/10, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010/15
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Aug 2010
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 210 (268,546)

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estate, will, death tax, charitable, bequest, estate tax, tax, federal, state, decedent, financial, repeal, charity, family, revenue, mortmain, property, Revenue Act, donation, wealth, church, religious, legislation, statute

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Legal Issues of Maternity and Inheritance for the Biotech Child of the 21st Century

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2008, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/1
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Feb 2009
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 185 (301,147)
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biotech, maternity, paternity, parentage, inheritance, child, ART, assisted reproduction, reproduction, IVF, in vitro fertilization

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Montana Becomes Third U.S. State to Allow Physician Aid in Dying

American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law eReport, Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010/17
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Oct 2010
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 173 (319,603)

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Montana, Oregon, Washington, Physician Aid in Dying, Medical, Physician, Doctor, Terminal, Cancer, Illness, ALS, Patient, Death, Dying, Illness, Disease, Euthanasia, Chemotherapy, Drug, Medication, Death with Dignity Act, Mercy Killing, Elderly, Competent, Administer, Prescribe, Law, Legal

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Women and Wills: An Empirical Analysis of the Married Women's Property Act and its Remarkable Resonance Today

45 Rutgers Law Record 216 (2018), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper 2018/13
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2018
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 150 (360,564)

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wills, probate, litigation, executrix

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and the Implications for Inheritance

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 48, 2006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 144 (372,656)
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grandparent, parent, child, estate plan, estate planning, kinship care, inherit, inheritance, equitable adoption, pertermitted child, family maintenance system, will, gift, Uniform Transfer to Minors Act, UTMA

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The Right of Privacy and America's Aging Population

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2009, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/2
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Feb 2009
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 139 (383,160)
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elderly, privacy, intimacy, diminished capacity, rights, freedom, assisted living, nursing home, personal, facility, cognitive impairment, consent, institution, caregiver, seniors

12.

Becoming Charitable: Predicting and Encouraging Charitable Bequests in Wills

77 U. Pitt. L. Rev. (Fall 2015), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 7
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2016
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 133 (396,655)

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charity, bequest, wills, tax

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'Adoptions Shall Not Be Recognized': The Unintended Consequences for Dynasty Trusts

7 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 545 (2017), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018/6
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2023
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 133 (396,655)

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trusts, dynasty trusts, multi-generational trusts, assisted reproduction, assisted reproductive technologies, ART, adoption, adopted child, Rule against Perpetuities, RAP

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Synthetic Cells, Synthetic Life, and Inheritance

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 45, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/17
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Sep 2011
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 129 (406,170)

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bioethics, technology, medical, reproduction, ART, infertility, inheritance, science, gamete, embryo, synthetic, biology, genome, cell, regulatory, parentage, family, child, children

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The New Uniform Probate Code's Surprising Gender Inequities

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010/14
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Jul 2010
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 111 (454,535)

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Uniform Probate Code, probate, assisted reproduction, ART, sperm, child, parentage, parent, death, postmortem, conception, ova, egg, sperm, surrogacy, conceive, born, birth, inheritance, rights, frozen, cryopreservation, hospital, medical, marriage, spouse

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Reimagining Postmortem Conception

Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2021, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021/22
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Sep 2021
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 101 (486,026)

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postmortem conception, cryopreservation, inheritance, in vitro fertilization, child

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Children of Assisted Reproduction vs. Old Dynasty Trusts: A New Approach

57 San Diego L. Rev. 301 (2020), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020/16
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2020
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 100 (489,260)

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Artificial reproduction technology, dynasty trusts, DNA, right of privacy, decanting, adoption, same-sex

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Schafer v. Astrue: The Fourth Circuit Weighs in on 'Who is a Decedent's Child?'

ABA Section on Real Property, Trusts, and Estates eReport, June 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/19
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 90 (523,816)

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Schafer, Astrue, Capato, Fourth Circuit, Supreme Court, postmortem, conception, child, Social Security, survivor, benefits, death, estate, intestacy, beneficiary, dependent, inherit, wage earner, ART, artificial reproduction

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Astrue v. Capato Argument Recap: Old Law, New Technology, and Social Security Benefits

SCOTUSblog, March 22, 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/15
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 29 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2014
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
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Supreme Court, child, parent, Social Security, benefit, decedent, postmortem, conception, conceive, state law, federal law, federalism, assisted reproduction, ART

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Astrue v. Capato Argument Preview: Who is a Decedent's 'Child'?

SCOTUSblog, March 2012 , Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper 2012/14
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 79 (566,846)

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Social Security, benefit, survivor, postmortem conception, deceased, inherit, assisted reproduction, Supreme Court, ART, dependent, federalism, federal law, state law, reproduce, parent, child

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Equal Protection, Postmortem Conception, and Intestacy

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 53, 2005
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Nov 2011
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 72 (597,302)

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PMC, postmortem, conception, parent, parentage, Social Security, benefit, survivor, gametes, constitutional, paternity, inheritance, inherit, beneficiary

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Is a Will Better Than Intestacy?

92 Univ. Cincinnati L. Rev. 631 (2024), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024/11
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Mar 2024 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2024
Kristine S. Knaplund
Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
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formalism, functionalism, intestacy, probate, property law, St. Louis, wills