Book Talk and Discussion - Family Life, Family Law, and Family Justice: Tying the Knot
A Conversation with author Marsha Garrison, 1901 Distinguished Research Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and Andrew J. Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University.
About the Book and Discussion
Do you want to understand the past, present, and future of family law? In Family Life, Family Law, and Family Justice: Tying the Knot (Routledge, 2023), Professor Marsha Garrison combines history, social science, and legal analysis to chart the evolution and interdependence of family life and law, explain the policy challenges produced by current trends in family formation and dissolution, and analyze the changes in family law needed to meet these challenges. It will interest family specialists from the fields of law, demography, economics, history, political science, sociology, and social policy as well as general readers interested in the institution of family.
Professor Garrison will be joined by Andrew J. Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University.
This program will be held on Zoom, with an opportunity for audience questions.
About the Author
Marsha Garrison is the 1901 Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Her scholarship, published in a wide variety of books and law journals, focuses on public policy related to children, families, and reproductive technology. She has co-authored textbooks on both family law (Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions (4th–6th eds., with H. Krause, L. Elrod, and T. Oldham) and bioethics (Law and Bioethics: Individual Autonomy and Social Regulation (1st–3d eds., with C.E. Schneider). Professor Garrison is a past president of the International Society of Family Law. She is also a member of the American Law Institute and the advisory boards of the Cambridge Family Law Centre, the Child and Family Law Quarterly, and the International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Family. Professor Garrison received her B.A. from the University of Utah and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Andrew J. Cherlin is the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His most recent books are Labor’s Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America (2014); and The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today (2009). He is a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a former Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and a past president of the Population Association of America. In 2009, he received the Irene B. Taeuber Award from the Population Association of America in Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments in Demographic Research. In 2018, he received the Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy.
Cynthia Godsoe is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where she writes about and teaches courses in family law, criminal law, children and the law, and sex crimes. She is the Director of the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship and the Marsha Garrison Family Law and Policy Fellowship programs at the Law School. Her recent and forthcoming work appears in the UCLA Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, and California Law Review Circuit, among others. Professor Godsoe received her A.B. from Harvard University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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