2011 - The State of LGBT Family in America
0.75 AV CLE Credits
This presentation tackles a broad topic "The State of LGBT Family Law in America". The current state of this rapidly evolving area of the law is captured by succinctly by Julie Shapiro in this hour long webcast.
Professor Julie Shapiro's scholarship, focusing on lesbian and gay family law issues, has been published in a variety of law reviews and presented at several symposia. She has been invited to speak around the country about legal implications of assisted reproductive technology, the role of judicial review in controversial cases, and the history of the legal treatment of non-traditional families. Professor Shapiro also writes Related Matters (julieshapiro.wordpress.com), a blog that provides a forum for intelligent and sustained discussion of how the law is adapting – or not – to the increasingly complex ways in which families are structured today.
Applying her scholarship to practice, Professor Shapiro has assisted the Northwest Women's Law Center in numerous lesbian and gay family law cases, including In re L.B., which established the rights of de facto parents in the state of Washington, and Andersen v. King County, the case challenging Washington's Defense of Marriage Act. For her efforts, she was co-recipient in 2006 of the first Queer of the Year Award, given by Outlaws, Seattle University Law School's LGBT student organization.
General Registration - $25.00
Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $15.00
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