From the Lemma Barkeloo and Phoebe Couzins Era to the New Millennium: 130 Years of Family Law

6 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 189 (2001)

16 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2019

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Susan Frelich Appleton

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This essay, based on a 2000 lecture, traces the trajectory of family law as a subject in the law school curriculum and a field of legal scholarship. It begins in 1869, when the first women students entered law school. The essay focuses on three “snapshots,” each with a distinctive approach to families and family law: 1869, when family law centered on gender differences; 1975, when family law started to embrace principles of equality; and 2000, when the values of diversity and multiplicity came to the fore in family law. This evolution underscores the ongoing importance of rethinking and reevaluation in family law.

Keywords: family law, domestic relations, gender, equality, multiplicity, diversity

Suggested Citation

Appleton, Susan Frelich, From the Lemma Barkeloo and Phoebe Couzins Era to the New Millennium: 130 Years of Family Law (2001). 6 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 189 (2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3430819

Susan Frelich Appleton (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

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