Center on Children & Families


2014-15 Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law

Carol Sanger Professor of Law at Columbia Law School

March 18, 2015
Room 180 at the College of Law

Abortion/Privacy Abortion/Secrecy: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Open to the Public

Burning Down the House

April 13, 2015
Room 180 Holland Hall
Pizza at 5:30 p.m.
Talk begins at 6:00PM

Open to the public

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Professor Jackson Honored By Colleagues


Southern Poverty Law Center Report: Corporal Punishment Ineffective, Should be Eliminated from Florida Schools

The report was written by University of Florida researchers Joseph Calvin Gagnon, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Special Education; Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning; and Sungur Gurel, M.A., Afilliated faculty of the Center on Children & Families

Press Coverage:

CCF File Briefs with United States Supreme Court

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

The Center on Children and Families has filed an Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court. The case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation, No. 12-399, is set to decide two issues: whether a non-custodial parent can invoke ICWA to block an adoption voluntarily and lawfully initiated by a non-Indian parent under state law; and whether ICWA defines “parent” in 25 U.S.C. § 1903(9) to include an unwed biological father who has not complied with state law rules to attain legal status as a parent.

Click here to download the brief.

Emory Child Rights Project

“LGBTQ YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SURVEY: A Joint Project on Marriage Equality of the University of Florida Center on Children and Families and the Emory Child Rights Project” by Kathryn Brightbill, Brian W. Kaufman, Margaret Riley, and Nick Vargo

Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor


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