The Diane Abbey Law Institute for Children and Families provides opportunities for students interested in children’s and family law issues to pursue their interests through policy research and advocacy, individual client representation, and writing. The Abbey Institute serves children and families in need in a variety of pro bono settings and serves the community through policy work and events programming. The Center works in collaboration with the ABA to publish the Family Law Quarterly.
New York Law School
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL FAMILY LAW QUARTERLY EDITORS
This project began in Fall 2020, when the 2020–21 New York Law School Family Law Quarterly Student Editors researched and prepared digests of selected 2020 Family Law cases that involved child custody and visitation during the first six months of the pandemic in the United States (from March through September 2020). The case summaries were initially included as part of the materials for an April 8, 2021, Family Law Quarterly virtual symposium event, Family Law During COVID-19: Challenges, Adaptations, and Future Impacts.
Family Law Quarterly
Charts 2020: Family Law in the Fifty States, D.C., and Puerto Rico, Part 1 provides information about family law statutes in these jurisdictions during the year 2020. Family Law Quarterly (FLQ) has long featured such charts, which were created and edited by Professor Linda Elrod, formerly FLQ Editor in Chief and now FLQ Editor Emeritus; former FLQ Editor in Chief Kendra Huard Fershee; student editors from Washburn University School of Law and West Virginia University School of Law; and other contributors, establishing a wonderful resource for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and scholars. New York Law School (NYLS) became the academic home for the FLQ beginning in the 2020–21 academic year, and this is the first year that NYLS has completed work on the charts. Congratulations to all NYLS 2020–21 student Editors for their work on the 2020 charts and to all NYLS Editorial Board members for their leadership and support of this project. Individual student contributors for 2020 are recognized with each chart.
Published in Family Law Quarterly, Volume 54, Number 4, 2021. ©2021 American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.