Amy Wax, "What is Happening to the Family - and Why"

With commentary by Professor Emily Buss

Amy Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her work addresses issues in social welfare law and policy as well as the relationship of the family, the workplace, and labor markets. She has served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. She taught for seven years at the University of Virginia Law School before joining the Penn Law faculty in 2001. Professor Wax holds a Bachelor's from Yale, a JD from Columbia, and an MD from Harvard.

Emily Buss is the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Her research interests include children's and parents' rights and the legal system's allocation of responsibility for children’s development among parent, child, and state. In recent years, she has focused particular attention on the developmental impact of court proceedings on court-involved children, including foster youth and youth accused of crimes. Professor Buss received her BA summa cum laude from Yale University in 1982 and her JD from Yale Law School in 1986. After graduating from law school, Buss clerked for Judge Louis H. Pollak of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the US Supreme Court.

Presented by the Federalist Society on January 4, 2018.