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April 2010 Symposium
Family Values: Law and the Modern American Family


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April 9, 2010

8:30-9:00 Registration (Law School Subplaza)
Light breakfast served
9:00-9:15 Introduction (Room 25)
Dean Erin Keyes     

Panel: Family Law Issues for Non-Traditional Families (Room 25)
Moderator: Judith T. Younger     

Marie Failinger    
Ophelia with Child: Teen Mother Interactions with the Welfare State

Thomas P. Gallanis     
The Flexible Family in Three Dimensions

Holning S. Lau    
The Effects of Legally Recognizing Same-Sex Unions on Health and Well-Being

Catherine E. Smith    
Standing in the Shadows: The Rights of Children with Same-Sex Couples


Panel: Same-Sex Marriage and Beyond
Moderator: Dale Carpenter

Elizabeth M. Glazer    
Standards and Deviations

Jonathan Rauch  
Red Families, Blue Families, Gay Families, and the Search for a New Normal

Edward Stein  

Eileen Scallen   

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Keynote

Edward Stein  
Looking Beyond Full Relationship Recognition for Couples Regardless of Sex: Abolition, Alternatives, and/or Functionalism


Panel: Immigration Issues Facing Non-Traditional Families
Moderator: Howard S. (Sam) Myers, III

Angela Bortel
Laura J. Danielson
Aaron C. Morris


Panel: State Initiatives, Legislation & Litigation
Moderator: Rep. Ryan Winkler

Katie Belanger
Brad Clark
Phil Duran

Closing Commentary: Judith T. Younger

Reception to Immediately Follow (Auerbach Commons)
Drinks and appetizers served

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For more information on this symposium, please contact Symposium Editor Aaron Welo at welox004@umn.edu.