Harry Krause

The Family Law & Policy Program—in conjunction with other law faculties—is proud 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. 

The program has hosted workshops with faculty from Notre Dame Law School, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Brooklyn Law School, the University of Minnesota School of Law, the University of South Carolina School of Law, and Bar Ilan University. 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 Workshop Faculty.

The Family Law & Policy Program is pleased to announce the
2019 Harry Krause Emerging Scholar Workshop


200 S. Wacker Dr. Fourth Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

Following the International Society of Family Law / UN CEDAW Conference

2019 Selected scholars

Colleen Campbell, J.D., Princeton University

Colleen Campbell

Colleen Campbell is a PhD candidate in Sociology and African American studies at Princeton University. Her work lies at the intersection of law, medicine and bioethics. She employs intersectionality, critical race theory and critical constructivist lenses to study how law and medicine institute and reinforce systems of hierarchy and domination in the medical context. Her current projects examine stratified reproduction and reproductive justice, disparities in obstetric and gynecological procedures, and informed consent in reproductive care. She received her JD from the U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Prior to attending graduate school, she was a labor attorney in the District of Columbia.

Dr. Elise Goossens, Faulty of Law, KU Leuven

Elise Goossens

Dr. Elise Goossens is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders at the KU Leuven, a Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp and a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. She researches family and succession law from an international and comparative perspective. Her recent work focuses on the regulation of unmarried cohabitation and on the settlement of cross-border successions. Elise currently teaches Family Law (University of Antwerp) and Gender, sexuality and reproduction (Stanford Law School). She previously served as an advisor to the Belgian Minister of Justice for the reform of succession law, matrimonial property law and cohabitation law.

Dr. Anthony Michael Kreis, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Professor Kreis joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2016 from the University of Georgia, where he recently completed a Ph.D. in political science and public administration. While working toward his Ph.D., he was an instructor at the University of Georgia (2014–16), a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University (2013–16), and a visiting scholar-in-residence at Emory University School of Law (2013). During his time at the University of Georgia, he earned four prestigious teaching awards. In 2016, Professor Kreis was recognized as one of the up-and-coming academics in family law by the University of Illinois College of Law's Family Law and Policy Program, which named him a Harry Krause Emerging Scholar. He teaches legal writing at Chicago-Kent.

Active in law reform efforts, Professor Kreis has served as a consultant on cases and legislation related to same-sex marriage in several states and has testified numerous times before the Georgia General Assembly about issues related to marriage equality, civil rights, employment discrimination, LGBT rights, and the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Professor Kreis has also partnered with state chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal to study pressing legal challenges facing the LGBT community. From 2012 to 2014, he was political co-chair for the Atlanta Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that advocates for LGBT civil rights. With the Human Rights Campaign, Professor Kreis helped to assess federal judiciary nominees' qualifications and to strategize efforts concerning judicial nominees before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Dr. Jordan Blair Woods, University of Arkansas School of Law

Jordan Blair Woods

Jordan Blair Woods is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.  He writes and teaches in the areas of criminal law and procedure, family law, law & sexuality, legal ethics, and constitutional law.  Woods is a two-time recipient of the Dukeminier Award, which recognizes the best legal scholarship on LGBT issues each year.  In 2018, Woods’ scholarship was selected for presentation at the Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.  In 2018 and 2017, Woods was awarded the New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment from the University of Arkansas.  Woods holds an A.B. from Harvard College, J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.

2019 WORKSHOP Faculty

Robin Wilson

Robin Fretwell Wilson
Director, Program in Family Law and Policy & Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law

Margaret Brining

Margaret Brining
Fritz Duda Family Professor of Law
Notre Dame Law School

Marsha Garrison

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

June Carbone

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

Ruth Halperin-Kaddari

Ruth Halperin-Kaddari
Director, Ruth and Emanuel Rackman International Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women and Professor of Law
Bar-Ilan University College of Law

Harry Krause workshop

workshop alumni & selected works


Dr. Karin Yefet, Associate Professor and senior lecturer, University of Haifa    

Cynthia Godsoe, Associate Professor, 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, Associate Professor, Washington University Law School, (now Emory University)
Deborah Dinner, The Divorce Bargain: The Fathers’ Rights Movement and Family Inequalities, 102 University of Virginia Law Review 79 (2016)

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

Gregg Strauss, Graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke Law School, (now Associate Professor, University of Virginia)
Gregg Strauss, The Positive Right To Marry, 102 University of Virginia Law Review 1691 (2016)

Dr. Karin Yefet, Associate Professor and senior lecturer, University of Haifa
Karin Yefet, Divorce As A Gender Equality Right, revised paper selected for the University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference

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