Jessica Dixon Weaver

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Assistant Professor

P.O. Box 750116

Dallas, TX 75275

United States

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The African-American Child Welfare Act: A Legal Redress for African-American Disproportionality in Child Protection Cases

Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy, pp. 109-145, 2008, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 59
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Jul 2010
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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The African-American Child Welfare Act: A Legal Redress for African-American Disproportionality in Child Protection Cases

Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, Vol. 10, No. 2, 109 (2008)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 May 2012
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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African-American, disportionality, overrepresentation, child protection, federal legislation, child abuse and neglect, foster care system

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Grandma in the White House: Legal Support for Intergenerational Caregiving

43 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1 (2013), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 119
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 15 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2013
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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intergenerational caregiving, multigenerational living, grandparents, extended family, race, class, gender, family medical leave act, social security benefits, tax reform, accessory dwelling units, vulnerability, social contract, sandwich generation, work-life balance

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The Principle of Subsidiarity Applied: Reforming the Legal Framework to Capture the Psychological Abuse of Children

Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 18, No. 2, Winter 2011, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 81
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2015
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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The Texas Mis-Step: Why the Largest Child Removal in Modern U.S. History Failed

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 16, No. 3, Spring 2010, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 58
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 20 May 2010
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Beyond Child Welfare — Theories on Child Homelessness

Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Vol. 21, p. 16, 2014, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 169
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Apr 2015
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Overstepping Ethical Boundaries? Limitations on State Efforts to Provide Access to Justice in Family Courts

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 82, 2014, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 134
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 27 May 2014 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2014
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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The First Father: Perspectives on the President's Fatherhood Initiative

Family Court Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 297–309, April 2012, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 114
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 May 2012 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2013
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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fatherhood initiative, responsible fatherhood, marriage, child well-being, family, incarcerated parents, President, Moynihan Report, Obama, Clinton, Bush, child well-being

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African-American Grandmothers: Does the Gender-Entrapment Theory Apply? Essay Response to Professor Beth Richie

Wash University Journal of Law & Pol'y, Vol. 37, pp. 153, 2011, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 113
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2012 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2013
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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gender entrapment theory, African-American grandmothers, female incarceration, domestic violence, custodial grandmothers, kinship care, African-American children, Beth Richie

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Close Encounters: A Feminist Legal Theory Analysis of the State Treatment of Female Child Sexual Abuse Victims

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 362
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2017
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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child sexual abuse, intergenerational abuse, feminist legal theory

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The Changing Tides of Adoption: Why Marriage, Race, and Family Identity Still Matter

SMU Law Review, Vol. 71, No. 1, 2018, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 389
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Jun 2018
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
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Family law, adoption, adoption practices, race, critical race feminist theory, formal adoption, informal adoption, exploitative adoption, exclusive adoption, inclusive adoption, family identity

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Family and Race in Post-Obama America

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 65
Posted: 15 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2011
Jessica Dixon Weaver
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

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family, race, identity, obama, family history, family structure