Texas Journal of Women and the Law

Texas Journal of Women and the Law is an academic journal focusing on Texas Women and the Law

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring

A Feminist Interpretation of the Law of Legitimacy
Mary Louise Fellows I am actually going to continue Professor Ead's discussion on procreation and think about it in a slightly different way. As an inheritance law scholar, the definition of the parent-child relationship has obvious importance to me...
Betty Crocker or Barbara Jordan: Limited Roles for Women and the Effect of Reproductive Technology on Motherhood
Linda S. Eads* In complete candor, I must tell you that I faced this presentation with some anxiety, and it is an anxiety on two levels. My focus today will not be on substantive legal issues involving reproductive technology, although I will allude...
Division of Retirement Benefits: The Impact of Federal Preemption on Women in Texas
Brad M. LaMorgese* and Robert E. Holmes Jr.** Introduction More than one hundred years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court noted that "[t]he whole subject of the domestic relations of husband and wife, parent and child, belongs to the laws of the States and...
Empowering Women to Protect: Improving Intervention with Victims of Domestic Violence in Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect; a Study of Travis County, Texas
Lesley E. Daigle* I. Presentation of the Issues There is an increasing awareness among those in the family violence movement of the interrelatedness of women battering and child abuse and neglect.1 Men2 who batter women pose significant risks to the...
Intimate Association: Resurrecting a Hybrid Right
Collin O'Connor Udell It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart and mind to mind In body and in soul can bind. I I. Introduction We begin, as lawyers often do these days, with a dictionary definition.2 According...
Key Note Adress: Why the Community Property System Fails Divorced Women and Children
Hon. Bea Ann Smith* Marriage was once seen as a permanent institution, providing some guarantee that children would be cared for and that the women who cared for them would be offered old-age insurance. Early in this century, Karl Llewellyn commented...
Panel Discussion: Conflicts of Bankruptcy and Family Law
Leslie Howe,* Hon. Leif M. Clark,** and Hon. Lora Livingston** I am working under the assumption that most of you are not bankruptcy practitioners. Therefore, I will set out the issues of bankruptcy law and family law that might interact with each other....
The American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: Its Impact on Family Law
Leslie Howe,* Hon. Leif M. Clark,** and Hon. Lora Livingston** J. Thomas Oldham* Good morning. When Dean Estlund made her opening remarks, or asked her basic question of why are we here at a symposium sponsored by the Texas Journal of Women and the Law...
The History of Alimony in Texas and the New "Spousal Maintenance" Statute
James W. Paulsen What I am going to do is talk about the new Texas alimony statute.' To out-of-staters, it is kind of odd to think of alimony as being an emerging issue in family law. But, folks, this is Texas! It is the fiftieth state in the Union,...
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