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Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
J.D., Ohio State University
B.A., DePauw University
A coauthor of Family Law in the World Community, the first American casebook in the field of comparative and international family law, and numerous publications related to adoption and family law.
International and Comparative Family Law
Conflict of Laws
The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.
Admonitions or Accountability?: U.S. Implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention Requirements for the Collection and Disclosure of Medical and Social History of Transnationally Adopted Children, 40 Cap. U. L. Rev. 325 (2012).
Safeguarding the Interests of Children in Intercountry Adoption: Assessing the Gatekeepers, 34 Cap. U. L. Rev. 349 (2006).
Resolving Parental Custody Disputes--A Comparative Exploration, Fam. L.Q. 247 (2005).
Symposium Foreward, Coping with the Aftermath of Victory, 40 Tulsa L. Rev. 371 (2005).
International Application of the UCCJEA: Scrutinizing the Escape Clause, 38 Fam. L.Q. 547 (2004).
The Influence of International Conventions on Municipal Adoption Law: The Disclosure Debate, 96 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 193 (2002).
The Impact of Family Paradigms, Domestic Constitution, and International Conventions on Disclosure of An Adopted Person's Identities and Heritage: A Comparative Examination, 22 Mich. J. Int'l L. 587 (2001).
Unveiling Our Heritage: A Comparative Examination of Access by Adopted Persons and Their Families to Identifying and Non-identifying Information, 4 Irish J. Fam. L. 2 (2000).
Unveiling Our Heritage: A Comparative Examination of Access by Adopted Persons and Their Families to Identifying and Non-identifying Information, 3 Irish J. Fam. L. 10 (2000).
1998 Amendments to the Oklahoma Adoption Code: The Third Round of Adoption Reform, 13 Okla. Fam. L.J. 49 (1998).
The New Oklahoma Adoption Code: A Quest to Accommodate Diverse Interests, 33 Tulsa L.J. 177 (1997).
The Uniform Adoption Act's Health Disclosure Provisions: A Model That Should Not Be Overlooked, 30 Fam. L.Q. 427 (1996).
Getting the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: The Limits of Liability for Wrongful Adoption, 67 Notre Dame L. Rev. 851 (1992).
Lifting the Genealogical Veil: Blueprint for Reform of the Disclosure of Health-related Information in Adoption, 70 N.C. L. Rev. 681 (1992).
Parent-Initiated Termination of Parental Rights: The Ultimate Weapon in Matrimonial Warfare, 24 Tulsa L.J. 293 (1989).
Comment, The Right of an Indigent Defendant to an Interpreter in a Civil Trial: Jara v. Municipal Court, 40 Ohio St. L.J. 6663 (1979).
Oklahoma Family Law – Statutes and Annotations (Divorce & Adoption) 2016-17 (publication pending); 2015-16 (with Robert Spector & Carolyn Thompson eds., Imprimatur Press 2015) (prev. eds. 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09) (2008).
International Family Law: Conventions, Statutes, and Legislative Materials (with Merle Hope Weiner) (3d ed. (electronic pub.) Carolina Academic Press 2015) (2003).
Family Law in the World Community: Cases, Materials, and Problems in Comparative and International Family Law (with Merle Hope Weiner, Barbara Stark, and Solangel Maldonado) (3d ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2015) (with Merle Hope Weiner, 2003).
Family Law in the World Community: Cases, Materials, and Problems in Comparative and International Family Law—Teacher’s Manual (with Merle Hope Weiner, Barbara Stark & Solangel Maldonado) (Carolina Academic Press 2010).
Family Law – Oklahoma, in Barbri Bar Review (Harcourt Brace Legal and Professional Publications, Inc. 1999) (prev. ed. 1998) (1997).
Liability of Adoption Agencies and Attorneys for Misconduct in the Disclosure of Health-related Information, in Adoption Law and Practice 116-1 to 16-192 (chapter rev. 2004 & 1996) (supplements 1999 & 1997) (1993).
Comments of the Adoption Law Reform Committee to the 1998 Adoption Code Amendments, in Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (supplement, West 1998 & subsequent editions).
Comments of the Adoption Law Reform Committee to the 1998 Adoption Code Amendments, in Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (West 1997).
AALS Family Law Section Newsletter, 1994 (Edited all and authored over half of three issues).
Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section
Board Member, Legal Aid of Oklahoma, Inc.
Family Law Section, Association of American Law Schools
International Society of Family Law
American Bar Association, Family Law Section