Introducing Guest Blogger Solangel Maldonado

maldonado-solangel.jpgI’m delighted to announce that Professor Solangel Maldonado is joining us for a guest visit. Solangel is a professor of law at Seton Hall Law School where she teaches torts, estates and trusts, a number of family law courses, and a seminar titled Race, Ethnicity & the Law. Her primary research explores how the law can encourage nonresident fathers to maintain and nurture relationships with their children. She also writes about transracial adoption.

Before joining Seton Hall Law School, Solangel clerked for federal district judge Joseph A. Greenaway and was a litigation associate with Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, LLP and with Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood in New York. She received her B.A. from Columbia College and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Her recent publications include:

* FAMILY LAW IN THE WORLD COMMUNITY (Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed., forthcoming 2009) (with D. Marianne Blair, Merle H. Weiner, and Barbara Stark)

* Taking Account of Children’s Emotions: Love, Anger and Nurture After Divorce, ____ Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L.___ (forthcoming 2008)

* Permanency v. Permanent Ties: The Case for Post Adoption Contact, ___ Capital L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2008)

* Cultivating Forgiveness: Reducing Hostility and Conflict After Divorce, 43 Wake Forest L. Rev. 441 (2008)

* The Story of the Holyfield Twins: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield, in Family Law Stories (Carol Sanger ed., forthcoming 2007)

* Discouraging Racial Preferences in Adoptions, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1415 (2006)

* Deadbeat or Deadbroke: Redefining Child Support For Poor Fathers, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 991 (2006)

* Beyond Economic Fatherhood: Encouraging Divorced Fathers to Parent, 153 U. Pa. L Rev. 921 (2005)

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