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About Marsha Garrison

Professor Garrison is an expert on law and policy relating to families, children, and reproductive technology. Her research and writing spans a broad range of topics, including marriage, cohabitation, parentage determination, the economics of divorce, and child welfare decision making. Much of her research is interdisciplinary, applying social science and economic data to legal policy issues. Garrison also conducted widely cited empirical analyses of judicial decision-making at divorce and the impact of a change in New York’s divorce laws. She is the coauthor (with Harry D. Krause, Linda D. Elrod & J. Thomas Oldham) of a widely used family law casebook (Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions (Thompson-West, 6th ed. 2007)) and (with Carl E. Schneider) an interdisciplinary textbook on bioethics and the law (Law and Bioethics: Individual Autonomy and Social Regulation (Thompson-West, 2003)). Her work has been published in a wide variety of edited books and journals. Recent scholarship includes articles in the Harvard Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Virginia Journal of Law and Social Policy, Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy, and the International Survey of Family Law.
Garrison is the Secretary-General of the International Society of Family Law and a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Law and Family Studies, an interdisciplinary journal. She has also served on numerous committees and task forces dealing with on family law and policy.


Present Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School



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250 Joralemon Street
Room 910
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 780-7947


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