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:

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

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

* Recidivism and Paternal Engagement, 40 Fam. L.Q. 191 (2006)

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

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

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2 Responses

  1. Miriam Cherry says:

    Yay! Welcome to the blogosphere. Looking forward to your insights.

  2. Brian J. says:

    RE June 01, 2007

    Facilitating Paternal Involvement

    posted by Solangel Maldonado

    The social and legal forces I discussed last week may have pushed some fathers away from their children. …

    That is why I propose that the law attempt to bring fathers back into their children’s lives by adopting a presumption of joint legal custody and requiring that they participate in their children’s upbringing.”

    **AMEN – what a profound statement, observation and great proposal. You’ve got my support! Please continue to promote the presumption of joint legal custody.**