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Joanna Lynn Grossman
Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY 11549-1000)

Parentage Law and Social Change

Research and writing on the development of parentage law in light of the changing legal landscape.

Who is a parent? This is a simple question with no simple answers. The new American family, shaped by the dramatic increase in nonmarital childbearing, reproductive technology, and gay rights, has upended parentage law, the doctrines that determine which adults have rights or obligations to children. This project has two goals: a book on parentage law that would appeal to both scholars and lay readers and a website to aid scholars and inform families of the law governing their choices. Addressing the development of parentage law, social changes leading to new questions, and the growing gap between expectations and legal realities, this project will explore surrogacy, gamete donation, posthumous conception, de facto parentage, adoption, unwed fatherhood, paternity misrepresentation, and parentage by contract. Family is the cornerstone of everyday life. The study of new family life and family law is a quintessentially humanistic endeavor that serves the common good.

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2016 – 8/31/2016