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Emanuel Law Outlines for Family Law, Fifth Edition

  • D. Kelly Weisberg
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The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel® Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steve Emanuel while a law student at Harvard, these course outlines have been carefully revised and updated by Steve for over 30 years and have been relied on by generations of law students. Each book includes both capsule and detailed outline-format explanations and discussions of the critical issues, key topics, and cases you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alphabetical list of cases, and a table correlating the Emanuel® Law Outline to the leading casebooks.

This book is a clear, comprehensive coverage of entire field of family law, including the latest Supreme Court cases, recent uniform and model legislation, and landmark state and federal decisions on LGBTQ rights including: (child custody, parentage, names, housing/employment discrimination); breastfeeding discrimination; divorce discrimination; marital paternity presumption; marital communications privilege; reproductive freedom and control; name disputes; state polygamy laws; parentage rights in multi-parent families; spousal spying for infidelity; move-away disputes; and tort actions against third parties.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Coverage of latest Supreme Court family law cases as well as recent uniform and model legislation, including: June Medical Services v. Gee
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm’n
  • Pavan v. Smith
  • Sessions v. Morales-Santana
  • Bostock v. Clayton County
  • Uniform Parentage Act
  • Uniform Nonparent Custody & Visitation Act
  • Restatement, Children & the Law
  • ABA Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Thorough coverage of basic principles and doctrines that enhance student understanding
  • Thoughtfully organized materials
  • Broad coverage of all family law issues
  • Up-to-date treatment of cutting-edge areas of law (LGBTQ rights, breastfeeding discrimination, reproductive freedom and control, challenges to state polygamy laws, legal issues facing multi-parent families)
  • Cases that evoke human interest
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D. Kelly Weisberg
Professor of Law
University of California, Hastings

Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings, D. Kelly Weisberg is a lawyer and sociologist. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, from which she also earned a Ph.D. in sociology in 1976. She received her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1979, where she was a member of the California Law Review. Before joining the Hastings faculty in 1982, she worked at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, where she conducted legal research on the rights of children during the International Year of the Child. She has taught at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Boston University, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem (where she was a Lady Davis Fellow). For the Spring semester 2010, she holds the Hurst Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Her research interests focus on issues in family law and children and the law. She has participated in federally-funded studies of juvenile parole, juvenile prostitution, family violence, and sexual exploitation of children. She served as a consultant for the American Bar Association, Women on Law Faculties Study, and for the American Justice Institute, National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center, for a study of child abuse. She testified before the Senate Subcommittee of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, on the relationship between runaway behavior and juvenile prostitution. She teaches Family Law, Children and the Law, and Wills and Trusts. She is the author of several law review articles and books, including emChild, Family, State: Cases and Materials on Children and the Lawem (co-authored with Robert H. Mnookin) (Aspen Publishers, 5th ed. 2005); emAdoption and Assisted Reproduction: Families Under Constructionem (co-authored with Susan F. Appleton)(Aspen Publishers, 2009); emThe Birth of Surrogacy in Israelem (University Press of Florida, 2005); emModern Family Law: Cases and Materialsem (co-authored with Susan F. Appleton) (Aspen Publishers, 4th ed. 2009); and emApplications of Feminist Legal Theory to Women's Livesem (Temple University Press, 1996).

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