Publications

Melissa co-authors comprehensive text on International Family Law

On July 16, 2021, West Academic released its newest text, Kucinski, Hale, & Coffee’s Family Law Across Borders. This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of family law from comparative and private international law perspectives. The casebook addresses some of the most intimate and legally complicated situations in which cross-border families find themselves, …

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Melissa co-authors journal article on child abduction during the COVID pandemic

The Family Law Quarterly, an academic journal published by the ABA Family Law Section and New York Law School, will release an upcoming issue this spring on the impact of COVID on the field of family law. Melissa was honored to co-author an article with Professor Robert Spector on the pandemic’s impact on international parental …

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Melissa authors article for the ABA Family Law Section

Melissa authored an article titled, “Mediating International Child Abductions” for the American Bar Association’s Family Advocate Fall 2020 issue where she explores the promise, and potential traps, in mediating these highly intricate cross-border family cases.

Melissa co-authors international family law update

Melissa again co-authored the International Family Law Year-in-Review article, published by SMU Dedman School of Law. She has co-authored this article with Professor Robert Spector since 2013. The article provides an update on the past year’s most important international family law updates.

Melissa authors chapter on mediation in international treatise

Melissa is honored to have authored a chapter on the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the field of international family mediation for a treatise published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. The Elgar Companion to the Hague Conference on Private International Law is edited by Thomas John, Rishi Gulati and Ben Koehler and includes chapters …

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