Robert G. Spector is the Glenn R. Watson Chair and Centennial Professor of Law. He
teaches courses on Family Law, Children and the Law, Conflict of Laws, Evidence, and
Child Abuse and Neglect. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of
Wisconsin in 1966. 

Professor Spector serves as the Reporter for the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and
Enforcement Act and the Family Law Joint Editorial Board for the National Conference of
Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is a member of the United States' Delegation
to the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Session on negotiating a
multilateral agreement for the recognition and enforcement of support obligations. He was
the Deputy Head of the United States' Delegation to the Hague conference on Private
International Law's Special and Diplomatic Commissions on the Protection of
Incapacitated Adults and served as an Expert Member of the United States' Delegation
to the Hague Conference Special and Diplomatic Commissions for the Convention on the
Protection of Minors, the Special Sessions on the Maintenance Convention, the Special
Session on the working of the Abduction Convention and the Special Session on the working
of the maintenance conventions. 

He was a member of the Governing council of the American Bar Association's Family
Law Section for ten years. He also chaired the Committee on Marital Torts and served as
Vice-Chair of the Law School Curriculum Committee. He serves as a consultant to the
Oklahoma Bar Association's Section of Family Law. He is the author of Oklahoma
Family Law; Cases and Materials, Oklahoma Family Law: The Handbook and Oklahoma Family
Law: Statutes and Rules Annotated, all published by Imprimatur Press and over 100
articles on family law. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Family Law
Quarterly, and is a member of the Board of Editors of Divorce Litigation and the American
Journal of Family Law. Professor Spector is also a member of The American Law Institute. 

Professor Spector writes and lectures extensively on family law topics. He received the
Chair's Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association's Family Law Section in 1994
and 1997 for significant contributions to the development of family law and in 1990 was
named the Outstanding Family Law Attorney. He has also received the Earl Sneed Award for
significant contributions to Continuing Legal Education by the Oklahoma Bar Association
in 1991. 

Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma faculty in 1980, Professor Spector was a
member of the faculty of Loyola University of Chicago law School for thirteen years. He
has served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois, the University of North
Carolina, and Suffolk University in Boston. 

Books

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Oklahoma Family Law: Statutes and Rules Annotated (with Carolyn S. Thompson and D. Marianne Blair) (2011)
 

Contributions to Books

International Child Custody Jurisdiction in the United States, International Movement of Children: Law Practice and Procedure (2004)
 
Marital Torts: updating the Current Legal Landscape, 2003 Family Law Update (2003)
 

Articles

International Legal Developments in Review: Family Law (with Brad Lechman-Su), International Lawyer (2011)
 
International Legal Developments in Review: Family Law (with Brad Lechman-Su), International Lawyer (2010)
 

Presentations

International Child Custody Jurisdiction and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, International Judicial Conference on Cross Border Relocation, sponsored by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (2010)
 
Harmony and Diversity in Private International Law, American Society of International Law (2007)
 

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