Introducing Guest Blogger Alicia Kelly

I am delighted to welcome Alicia Kelly who will be blogging with us this month.  Alicia is a tenured Associate Professor at Widener University School of Law in Delaware where she teaches Family Law, Property Law, Wills and Trusts and a seminar on Money, Intimacy & Law.  Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of economic behavior, intimate relationships and gender.  Her writing explores theoretical and policy foundations for wealth allocation during marriage and at divorce, with particular attention to the impact of interdependent sharing behavior on wealth generated by human capital.  Alicia is currently working on how these issues play out for cohabiting couples, as well as how they relate to intimate partner contracts.  She is also co-authoring (with Nancy Knauer) a Property Law text for the Practice and Context Series slated for publication in 2013 (by Carolina Acdemic Press).

Alicia is currently serving as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Family & Juvenile Law, and was Program Chair for the section panel, Money, Intimacy, Law & Inequality at the 2010 Annual Meeting. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Section on Women and Legal Education. 

This past spring 2010, Alicia was a Visiting Professor of Law at Temple University.  Before joining Widener, she was on the faculty at Western State University College of Law in California.  She holds an LL.M. in Legal Education from Temple University School of Law, where she was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer of Law, and also earned her B.A. (magna cum laude) and her J.D.(cum laude) from Temple University. Before her law teaching career, Alicia was in private practice concentrating on complex domestic relations and general civil litigation. She is also a trained mediator.

Alicia’s publications include:

Money Matters in Marriage: Unmasking Interdependence in Ongoing Spousal Economic Relations, 47 Louisville L. Rev. 113 (2008).         

Rehabilitating Partnership Marriage As A Theory of Wealth Distribution at Divorce: In Recognition of A Shared Life, 19 Wis. Women’s L.J. 141 (2004) 

The Marital Partnership Pretense and Career Assets: The Ascendancy of Self Over the Marital Community, 81 Boston Univ. L. Rev. 59 (2001).

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