Children’s rights expert to speak at UF Law’s Weyrauch Lecture
GAINESVILLE, Fla – The fifth annual Center on Children and Families Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law will be presented by Emory University LQC Lamar Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.
The lecture is titled “Regulating the Global Market in Babies: No Private Placements, No Choice of Color, No Returns” and will be held Wednesday at noon in the Chesterfield C. Smith Ceremonial Classroom, Holland Hall 180 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law campus.
The topic of the lecture is adoption and special attention will be given to the areas of international adoption and comparative perspectives on adoption.
“Given the high profile of many celebrity adoptions, and the concerns raised for children in times of crisis such as the earthquake in Haiti, this promises to be a provocative and timely talk,” said Director for the Center on Children and Families and David H. Levin Chair in Family Law Professor Nancy Dowd.
Woodhouse is one of the foremost experts on children’s rights and is the founder of the Center on Children and Families at UF Law, where she was a faculty member from 2001-2009.
The Center on Children and Families Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law was made possible by an endowment supported by Frank G. Finkbeiner (JD 72) and T.W. Ackert (JD 72).