Harry Krause Emerging Scholars Workshop

The Family Law & Policy Program—in conjunction with other law faculties - is pleased to provide a forum for emerging scholars to hone and sharpen their ideas in family law and related subjects through the Harry Krause Emerging Family Law Scholars Workshop. The workshop is named for Professor Krause, who as a member of the Illinois law faculty, mentored many budding family law scholars across a half century of teaching. 

Selected scholars and where their resulting papers were published appear below for the 2015 and 2016 Workshops. We have co-hosted workshops with faculty from Notre Dame Law School, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Brooklyn Law School, the University of Minnesota School of Law, and the University of South Carolina School of Law. A call for papers is periodically issued for upcoming workshops. We welcome proposals from scholars working in fields, such as reproductive rights, biomedical ethics, children and the law, law and gender, and law and sexuality.  Please complete the Contact Me page if you would like to be alerted to this important opportunity or to serve as Program Faculty.

The Family Law & Policy Program is pleased to announce the return of the Harry Krause Emerging Scholars Workshop in June 2019. Proposals are now being accepted for the workshop which will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019, following the International Society of Family Law 2019 North American Regional Conference. Proposals should be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.



Director, Program in Family Law and Policy; Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law 



Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology
University of Minnesota Law School 



Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School 



Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law



Deborah Dinner, Associate Professor at Washington University Law School, Now at Emory

Jason Nance, Associate Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and associate director of UF’s Center on Children and Families, Now Professor of Law

Gregg Strauss, Graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke Law School, Now Associate Professor at UVA

Dr. Karin Yefet, Associate Professor and senior lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of Haifa

Yotam Zeira, LLM Law Student – Harvard Law School, formerly with the Israeli Ministry of Justice


Dr. Karin Yefet, Associate Professor and senior lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of Haifa    

Cynthia Godsoe, Associate Professor at Brooklyn Law School

Anthony Michael Kreis, Visiting Assistant Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Sally Brown Richardson, Charles E. Lugenbuhl Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School



Deborah Dinner, Deborah Dinner, The Divorce Bargain: The Fathers’ Rights Movement and Family Inequalities, 102 University of Virginia Law Review 79 (2016)

Jason Nance, Students, Police, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, 93 Washington University Law Review 919 (2016)

Gregg Strauss, The Positive Right To Marry, 102 University of Virginia Law Review 1691 (2016)

Karin Yefet, Divorce As A Gender Equality Right, revised paper selected for the University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference