|Present||Professor of Law; Affiliated Professor, Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, William & Mary Law School|
|B.A., Yale University|
|J.D., Harvard University ‐ Harvard Law School|
Adulthood in Law and Culture 91 Tulane Law Review 55-97 (2016) (2016)
Young people today come of age in a cultural and economic milieu that prolongs their attainment of the traditional markers of adulthood. Their subjective conceptions of the transition to adulthood also depart radically from the ...
The Age of Marital Capacity: Reconsidering Civil Recognition of Adolescent Marriage 92 Boston University Law Review 1817-1863 (2012) (2012)
Age at marriage has for decades been the strongest and most unequivocal predictor of marital failure. The likelihood of divorce nears eighty percent for those who marry in mid-adolescence, then drops steadily. Delaying marriage until ...
Immature Citizens and the State 2010 Brigham Young University Law Review 1055-1147 (2010) (2010)
Citizens are born, but they are also made. How its citizens come to be—whether the educations they receive will expand or constrain their future options, whether the values they assimilate will encourage or dissuade their ...
Mistaking Marriage for Social Policy 11 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 307-371 (2004) (2004)
This Article examines the role of marriage in society, focusing on the state's use of marriage as a proxy for desirable outcomes in social policy. Its analytical point of departure is the normative vision of ...
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Road Rules and Rights: The Irreconcilable Pursuits of Adolescent Life, Liberty, . . . and Licensure ExpressO (2012)
Car crashes involving teen drivers, in which they are overwhelmingly at fault, kill far more teens each year than any other cause, arguably making driving the greatest public health threat facing U.S. teens. Teens crash ...