Law Professor Receives Honors for Conference Participation

Lexington, VA Ľ Wednesday, January 02, 2008


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Robin F. Wilson, Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, received a Litteras Honoris for her contributions to the 20th Anniversary Conference at the Kopaonik School of Natural Law in Mt. Kopaonik, Serbia. The conference ran from December 13-17, 2007.

The conference addressed the "hexagon" of natural law, including the right to life, freedom, property, intellectual creation, justice, and a state ruled by law. Professor Wilson was invited by the Serbia Jurists Association to speak on family law, delivering a presentation titled "Blind trust: the American Law Institute's proposed treČatment of de facto parents" during the right to freedom session. She also spoke at the closing session of the four day conference. The conference drew more than one thousand judges, professors, and attorneys from Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

While in Serbia, Professor Wilson also spoke to family law students and faculty at the University of Novi Sad. Novi Sad is the second largest jurisdiction in Serbia, and the University educates more than forty thousands students, two thousand of which study the law. Professor Wilson's talk at Novi Sad was recorded and broadcast on Serbian television.

A specialist in Family Law and Health Law, Professor Wilson's research and teaching interests also include Insurance and Biomedical Ethics. She is the editor of two volumes: Reconceiving the Family: Critical Reflections on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution and the Handbook of Children, Culture & Violence.  Last year, Professor Wilson earned one of 10 "citizen lawmaker" awards presented by Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle County, for her work on a new Virginia state law prohibiting unauthorized pelvic exams by medical students.

More information about Professor Wilson is available on her faculty web page.

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