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U.Va. School Of Law Sponsors Conference On Child Custody Disputes

February 11, 2002-- Child custody disputes present wrenching emotional and practical problems for parents, children and the professionals who work with them. To address these issues, a two-day conference, "Resolving Child Custody Disputes: Innovation and Controversy," will be held Feb. 28-March 1 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

The conference brings together academics and practitioners who will offer information on widely accepted innovations to improve custody dispute resolution. They also will discuss research, legal developments and opinion on several controversial topics.

All sessions will be held in Caplin Pavilion at the Law School. The conference is sponsored by the U.Va. Center for Children, Families, and the Law. To register, contact Erin Sutfin at (434) 243-8164 or els4a@virginia.edu or visit www.virginia.edu/~ccfl.

The keynote speakers are:

  • Katharine Bartlett, J.D., A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law and Dean, Duke University Law School, on the development of new model standards for custody decision making;
  • Michael Lamb, Ph.D., National Institute for Child Health and Human Development on developmental psychology issues in child custody decision making;
  • Robert Mnookin, J.D., Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School, on legal bargaining in child custody dispute resolution;
  • Joan Kelly, Ph.D., author, researcher, and Clinical Psychologist, on interventions with children and families in child custody disputes.

The Center for Children, Families, and the Law seeks to inform debate about family issues, policy, and the law. For further information about Center activities, e-mail Center Director Robert Emery at ree@virginia.edu. or call: (434) 243-8164.

Contact: Erin Sutfin, (434) 243-8164

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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