Courtney G. Joslin

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Professor of Law

400 Mrak Hall Drive

Davis, CA CA 95616

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Searching for Harm: Same-Sex Marriage and the Well-Being of Children

46 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 81 (2011), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 252
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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marriage, lesbian, gay, same-sex, child, welfare, sexual orientation, discrimination, animus, equal protection, pretext, procreation

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The Evolution of the American Family

36 SUMMER-Human Rights 2 (Summer 2009), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 200
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 28 May 2017
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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family, marriage, nonmarital, children, parent, coverture, marital rape, contraception, same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, sexuality, race, interracial marriage

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Protecting Children(?): Marriage, Gender, and Assisted Reproductive Technology

83 Southern California Law Review 1177 (2010), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 233
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 23 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 28 May 2017
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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assisted reproductive technology, artificial insemination, alternative insemination, children, well-being, marriage, unmarried, nonmarital, gender, discrimination, sexual orientation, lesbian, gay, child support, consent, parentage, family

4.

(Not) Just Surrogacy

109 California Law Review 401 (2021)
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 26 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 04 May 2021
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Surrogacy, Equality, Discrimination, Marital Status, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Bodily Integrity, Autonomy, Reproductive Rights, Equal Protection, Due Process

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Modernizing Divorce Jurisdiction: Same-Sex Couples and Minimum Contacts

91 Boston University Law Review 1669 (2011), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 262
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 07 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 366 (124,741)
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marriage, divorce, domicile, jurisdiction, minimum contacts, same-sex, lesbian, gay, migratory, full faith and credit, due process

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Interstate Recognition of Parentage in a Time of Disharmony: Same-Sex Parent Families and Beyond

70 Ohio State Law Journal 563 (2009), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 178
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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interstate recognition, parentage, Full Faith and Credit, judgments, sexual orientation, same-sex couples, assisted reproductive technology, surrogacy, paternity disestablishment, PKPA, UCCJEA

7.

Marriage, Biology, and Federal Benefits

98 Iowa Law Review 1467 (2013), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 315
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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same-sex marriage, marriage, biology, DOMA, benefits, parentage, procreation, responsible, military, rational basis review

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Legal Regulation of Pregnancy and Childbirth

THE CHILD: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC COMPANION, University of Chicago Press, 2009 , UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 205
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2020
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 250 (185,880)

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pregnancy, women's rights, sexuality, family, bodily integrity, procreation, abortion, sex, coercion, women, Due Process, privacy

9.

How Parenthood Functions

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 128 Posted: 23 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2022
Douglas NeJaime and Courtney G. Joslin
Yale University - Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 244 (190,416)

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functional parent, de facto parent, parentage, LGBTQ, family law, parent-child, best interests, in loco parentis, "holding out", child welfare, multi-parent

10.

Nurturing Parenthood Through the UPA (2017)

127 Yale Law Journal Forum 589 (2018)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Jan 2018
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 218 (212,030)
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parentage, parenthood, equal protection, gender, sexual orientation, discrimination, same-sex marriage, Obergefell, UPA

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Travel Insurance: Protecting Lesbian and Gay Parent Families Across State Lines

4 Harvard Law & Policy Review 31 (2010), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 218
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2021
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Assisted Reproduction, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Parent, Child, Parentage, Interstate Recognition, Full Faith and Credit, Same-Sex, Lesbian, Gay, Marriage, Judgment, Surrogacy, Birth Certificate

12.

Autonomy in the Family

66 UCLA Law Review 912 (2019)
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 15 Aug 2019
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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marriage, nonmarriage, equality, due process, equal protection, family, autonomy, association, parent, parentage

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Marital Status Discrimination 2.0

90 Boston University Law Review 805 (2015), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 460
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 28 May 2017
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 178 (254,445)
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marital status, discrimination, employment, housing, public accommodations, credit, race, class, bias, stigma, non marital, unmarried, illegitimate

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Marriage Equality and its Relationship to Family Law

129 Harvard Law Review Forum 197 (2016), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 499
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 28 May 2017
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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marriage, marriage equality, Obergefell, parent, parenthood, parentage, nonmarital, child, nonmarriage, biology, family law, equal protection, due process

15.

Windsor, Federalism, and Family Equality

113 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 156 (2013), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 354
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 174 (259,543)
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marriage, DOMA, Section 3, federalism, family, family status, parent, child, spouse, Equal Protection, Congress

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The Gay Rights Canon and the Right to Nonmarriage

97 Boston University Law Review 425 (2017)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 May 2017
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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due process, equal protection, Fourteenth Amendment, equality, marriage, gay marriage, nonmarriage, sexual orientation, discrimination, nonmarital

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Federalism and Family Status

90 Indiana Law Journal 787 (2015), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 394
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 29 May 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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federalism, family, family law, DOMA, family status, child, parent, marriage, lesbian, gay, same-sex, Congress, local, localism

18.

Leaving No (Nonmarital) Child Behind

48 Family Law Quarterly 495 (2014), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 414
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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parentage, parent, functional, biological, same-sex, lesbian, gay, marriage, adoption, equitable, legislative

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De Facto Parentage and the Modern Family

40 SPR-Fam. Advoc. (2018)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 Apr 2019
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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parentage, parent, child, equitable, nonbiological, nonmarital, Obergefell, lesbian, gay, functional

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Nonmarriage: The Double Bind

90 George Washington Law Review 571 (2022)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2022
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Family Support and Supporting Families

68 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 153 (2015), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 427
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 May 2015 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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family, federalism, dependency, care taking, parents, children, federal, state, privatize, subsidies, marriage, non marital, couples

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Multi-Parent Families: Real and Imagined

90 Fordham Law Review 2561 (2022), Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 29 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2022
Douglas NeJaime and Courtney G. Joslin
Yale University - Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 127 (334,598)

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family law, parentage, multi-parent, more than two parents, multi-parenthood, LGBTQ, assisted reproduction, functional parent, de facto parent, psychological parent

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The Perils of Family Law Localism

48 UC Davis Law Review 623 (2014), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 413
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 29 May 2015
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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family law, family law exceptionalism, lesbian, gay, Section 3, federalism, localism, morality, deference, equal protection

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Preface to the UPA (2017)

52 Family Law Quarterly 437 (2018)
Number of pages: 141 Posted: 14 May 2019 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2019
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Discrimination In and Out of Marriage

98 Boston University Law Review 1 (2018)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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marriage, nonmarriage, gay, lesbian, Obergefell, marital status, discrimination, credit, feminist, equality, ERA, equal protection

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Fractured Families: LGBTQ People and the Family Regulation System

13 California Law Review Online 78 (2022)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Dec 2022
Courtney G. Joslin and Catherine Sakimura
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Independent
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Surrogacy and the Politics of Pregnancy

14 Harvard Law & Policy Review 365 (2020)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 12 May 2022
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Amici Curiae Brief of Family Law Professors in Obergefell v. Hodges (U.S. 2014, Nos. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571 and 14-574)

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2584725
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 Mar 2015
Joan Heifetz Hollinger and Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Berkeley Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 82 (448,218)
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The Restatement of Gay(?)

79 Brooklyn Law Review 621 (2014), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 344, Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2021
Courtney G. Joslin, Lawrence C. Levine and Lawrence C. Levine
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of LawNew York Law School
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Restatement, American Law Institute, lesbian, gay, transgender, LGBT, discrimination, legal profession, clarify

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Amici Curiae Brief of Family Law Professors in Obergefell v. Hodges

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 420
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 26 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015
Courtney G. Joslin and Joan Heifetz Hollinger
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley Law School
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marriage, same-sex, gay, lesbian, equal protection, due process, family, procreation, parent, biology

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Amicus Brief of Family and Child Welfare Law Professors on the Merits of United States v. Windsor

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 329, Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-12, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2239880
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 27 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 02 May 2013
University of California, Davis - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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marriage, right to marry, lesbian, gay, equal protection, rational basis, procreation, children, biology, Defense of Marriage Act, family, children, irrational, animus

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COVID and the Urgency of Parentage Reform

Drexel Law Review (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Dec 2021
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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parentage, family, parent, marriage, nonmarriage, discrimination, LGBT

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Family Choices

51 Arizona State Law Journal 1285, 2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Mar 2020
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Family, Marriage, Non-marriage, Equality, Sex, Discrimination, Race, Autonomy, Rights, Due Process, Equal Protection

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Brief of Amici Curiae Family Law Professors in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees and Affirmance in Kitchen v. Herbert

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 257
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 10 May 2018
Laura T. Kessler, Courtney G. Joslin and Joan Heifetz Hollinger
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Berkeley Law School
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marriage, right to marry, lesbian, gay, equal protection, rational basis, procreation, children, biology, family, children, irrational, animus, Utah

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Further Thoughts on Proposition 8 and Retroactivity: A Response to Choper

California Journal of Politics and Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009
Posted: 15 Jun 2009
Courtney G. Joslin
University of California, Davis - School of Law

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same-sex marriage, retroactivity