Publications

BOOKS

Intimate Associations: The Law and Culture of American Families (with Ruth C. Stern) (University of Michigan Press, 2013)

Beneath the Fault Line: The Popular and Legal Culture of Divorce in Twentieth-Century America (University Press of Virginia, 1997)

ARTICLES & ESSAYS

From the Rule of One to Shared Parenting: Custody Presumptions in Law and Policy, 52 Fam. Ct. Rev. 214 (2014)

Closing the Gap: Research, Policy, Practice and Shared Parenting, AFCC Think Tank Final Report (with Marsha Kline Pruett),52 Fam. Ct. Rev. 152 (2014)

Advancing the Shared Parenting Debate, One Step at a Time: Responses to the Commentaries (with Marsha Kline Pruett),52 Fam. Ct. Rev. 208 (2014)

Breaking the Mold and Picking Up the Pieces: Rights of Parenthood and Parentage in Nontraditional Families (with Ruth C. Stern), 51 Fam. Ct. Rev. 104 (2013)

How Marriage Became Optional: Cohabitation, Gender, and the Emerging Functional Norms, 8 Rutgers J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 521 (2011)

Hofstra’s Family Law with Skills Course: Implementing FLER (The Family Law Education Reform Project) (with Andrew Schepard), 49 Fam. Ct. Rev. 685 (2011)

The Children of Baby M. (with Ruth C. Stern), 39 Capital U. L. Rev. 345 (2011)

Stopping for Death: Re-Framing Our Perspective on the End of Life(with Ruth C. Stern), 20 U. Fla. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 387 (2010)

A Vision for Collaborative Practice: The Final Report of the Hofstra Collaborative Law Conference, 38 Hofstra L. Rev. 571 (2010)

The End of the Red Queen's Race: Medical Marijuana in the New Century (with Ruth C. Stern), 27 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 673 (2009)

The Winding Road from Form to Function: A Brief History of Contemporary Marriage(with Ruth C. Stern), 21 J. Am. Acad. Matrim. Law. 1 (2008)

Terminal Ambiguity: Law, Ethics and Policy in the Assisted Dying Debate(with Ruth C. Stern), 17 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 99 (2007)

Addicted to Fault: Why Divorce Reform Has Lagged in New York (with Ruth C. Stern), 27 Pace L. Rev. 559 (2007)

Devil in a White Coat: The Temptation of Forensic Evidence in the Age of CSI (with Ruth C. Stern), 41 New England L. Rev. 503 (2007)

The Family Law Education Reform Project: Final Report (with Mary E. O’Connell), 44 Fam. Ct. Rev. 524 (2006)

The Crimes of Crime Labs, 34 Hofstra L. Rev. 1 (2005)

In Praise of Statutes of Limitations in Sex Offense Cases, 41 Houston L. Rev. 1205 (2004)

Unbundling Marriage, 32 Hofstra L. Rev. 31 (2003)

Legislating in the Shadow of Nature, 11 The Good Society84 (No. 3, 2002)

Toward a Unified Field Theory of the Family, 2001 BYU L. Rev. 923

Parental Responsibility for Juvenile Crime, 80 Or. L. Rev. 1 (2001)

Customized Marriage, 75 Ind. L.J. 875 (2000)

Alternatives to Fault: Legislative and Judicial Experiments in Cultural Change, 34 Idaho L. Rev. 1 (1997)

Deprived of 'Fatal Liberty': The Rhetoric of Child Saving and the Reality of Juvenile Incarceration, 26 U. Tol. L. Rev. 855 (1995)

No-Fault Marital Dissolution: The Bitter Triumph of Naked Divorce, 31 San Diego L. Rev. 519 (1994)

Coercive Conciliation: Judge Paul W. Alexander and the Movement for Therapeutic Divorce, 25 U. Tol. L. Rev. 535 (1994)

Paradox of Change: The English Background to the California Divorce Revolution, 2 Lin. L. Rev. 31 (1994)

The Feminization of Divorce after World War I, 5 J. Unconventional Hist. 39 (1994)

SHORTER WRITINGS

Goliath vs. 24 Davids: Federalism and Legal Marijuana(with Ruth C. Stern), The Conversation, at https://theconversation.com/goliath-vs-24-davids-federalism-and-legal-marijuana-34476 (Dec. 2014).

Child Custody - parental rights vs. the child’s best interest, The Conversation, at https://theconversation.com/child-custody-parental-rights-vs-the-childs-best-interest-33620, reprinted as There’s a great way to figure out child custody. Most divorce courts don’t use it.  The Washington Post, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/11/14/no-children-should-not-spend-equal-time-with-their-divorced-parents/ (Nov. 2014)

Child Custody and Popular Media, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Child Custody Project,
at http://childcustodyproject.org/essays/child-custody-and-popular-media/ (Aug. 2014)

The New Jurisprudence of Parenting: From Sole Custody to Shared Parenting, Family News and Views, at http://afccny.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/AFCC-Issue-1-Final.pdf (Fall 2013)

Joint Custody Laws and Policies in the Fifty States, AFCC eNEWS, Vol. 8, No. 2, at https://afcc.networkats.com/uploads/ES/2013/02%202013%20Feb/2013-02-Feb-Joint-Custody-Memorandum.pdf (Feb. 2013)

How Marriage Became Optional, Hofstra Law Report 51[law.hofstra.edu/HLR] (Spring 2012)

The Family Law Education Reform Project (FLER) and Hofstra Law School’s Family Law Curriculum (with Andrew Schepard), 2012 AALS Annual Meeting Workshop Proposals, [www.aals.org] (Jan. 2012)

Technology in Academic Success: Creating an Online Learning Community, The Learning Curve, [http://www.aals.org/documents/sections/academicsupport/LearningCurveJan2011.pdf ] (Jan. 2011) 

From Dispute Resolution to Peacemaking: A Review of Collaborative Divorce Handbook: Helping Families without Going to Court by Forrest S. Mosten, 44 Fam. L.Q. 95 (2010)

Divorce, 2 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 45 (David S. Tanenhaus, ed., 2008)

The Family Law Education Reform Project Report: Draft for Comment (with Mary E. O’Connell), [www.hofstra.edu/pdf/law_FLER_report_101405.pdf] (Oct. 2005)

Divorce, The Encyclopedia of New York State 463 (Peter Eisenstadt & Laura-Eve Moss, eds., 2005)

The Family Law Education Reform Project: Genesis and Prospects, The Center for Children, Families and the Law Newsletter (Spring/Summer 2005); Hofstra Law Report (Spring 2005); AFCC [Association of Family and Conciliation Courts] News (Winter 2005)

Family Law Education Reform Project, Initial Draft of Findings and Recommendations (with Mary E.  O’Connell), [www.hofstra.edu/PDF/law_familyreform_draftjan25.pdf] (Dec. 2004) 

Hofstra-AFCC Legal Education Forum in San Antonio, The Center for Children, Families and the Law Newsletter (Fall 2004)

Let's Hope We Do Better in Iraq than We Did in Cuba, History News Network    [http://hnn.us/articles/1285.html] (Mar. 3, 2003)

Juvenile Justice: Back to the Future?, 42 Fam. Ct. Rev. 673 (2004) (reviewing Gary S. Katzmann, ed., Securing Our Children’s Future: New Approaches to Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence (2002))

Customized Marriage or Pre-Nuptial Madness?, Jurist Forum [http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forum/forumnew3.HTM] (Mar. 20, 2000)

Book Review, Peggy Cooper Davis, Neglected Stories: The Constitution and Family Values, 42 Am. J. Legal Hist. 333 (1998)

The Politics of Policing, H‑Net Book Review Series [http://www.h-net.org/~shear/thread/ h_law_review_difonzo_on_rousey_policing_the_southern_city.htm] (June 1997) (reviewing Dennis C. Rousey, Policing the Southern City: New Orleans, 1805‑1889 (1997))

Who Gets Custody of the Family?, H-Net Book Review Series [http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=530] (August 1996) (reviewing Michael Grossberg, A Judgment for Solomon: The D’Hauteville Case and Legal Experience in Antebellum America (1996))