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News Posted on March 5, 2013

Bodenheimer Lecture to Feature Professor Susan Frelich Appleton

The 2013 Brigitte M. Bodenheimer Lecture on Family Law will feature Washington University School of Law Professor and nationally renowned family law scholar Susan Frelich Appleton delivering a lecture entitled "Leaving Home? Domicile, Family, and Gender." The event, which is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California, begins at 4 pm on March 11 in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom.

The Brigitte M. Bodenheimer Lecture on Family Law is one of four annual lectures that bring prominent legal scholars to King Hall for events that are always highlights of the Law School calendar. Together with the Edward L. Barrett, Jr. Lecture on Constitutional Law, the Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment, and the Fenwick & West Lecture Series in Technology, Entrepreneurship, Science, and Law (TESLaw), the Bodenheimer lecture helps to keep UC Davis School of Law on the cutting edge of legal education by presenting outstanding scholars speaking on the most pressing legal issues of our time.

Appleton, the Lemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law and Israel Treiman Faculty Fellow at Washington University School of Law, is a widely respected family law scholar whose research, scholarship, and writings address such legal issues as adoption, assisted reproduction, gender and parentage, surrogacy, and abortion rights. She has co-authored a family law casebook, now in its fourth edition, as well as a casebook on adoption and assisted reproduction, and she has published extensively on family law matters in law reviews and academic journals. A member of the American Law Institute (ALI), she holds the office of Secretary and serves on the ALI Council. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation. In her lecture, she will address topics discussed in her work-in-progress paper "Leaving Home? Domicile, Family, and Gender," which explores the legal construct of the domicile, its core notion of home, and the enduring importance of these ideas in family law and conflict of laws.

Established in 1981, the Brigitte M. Bodenheimer Lecture on Family Law honors the memory of a distinguished King Hall professor and outstanding family law scholar, the late Brigitte Bodenheimer, by bringing to UC Davis School of Law outstanding scholars and practitioners to discuss the latest developments in family law.