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International Family Law


  • Don S. Browning, Marriage and Modernization : How Globalization Threatens Marriage and What to Do About It (William B. Eerdmans Pub 2003).   Request through the CLICnet catalog.
  •  The Islamic Marriage Contract : Case Studies In Islamic Family Law  (Asifa Quraishi & Frank E. Vogel eds., Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School 2008). 
  • With This Ring:  Divorce, Intimacy and Cohabitation from a Multicultural Perspective (R. Robin Miller & Sandra Lee Browning eds., JAI Press 2000).  Request through the CLICnet catalog.




Articles are available in HeinOnline unless otherwise noted.

  • Jamie Alan Aycock, Contracting Out of the Culture Wars: How the Law Should Enforce and Communities of Faith Should Encourage More Enduring Marital Commitments, 30 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Policy 231 (2006).
  • Lindsey E. Blenkhorn, Note, Islamic Marriage Contracts in American Courts: Interpreting Mahr Agreements as Prenuptials and Their Effect on Muslim Women, 76 S. Cal. L. Rev. 189 (2002). 
  • Daniel A. Crane, A "Judeo-Christian" Argument for Privatizing Marriage, 27 Cardozo L. Rev. 1221 (2006).
  • Ann Laquer Estin, Unofficial Family Law, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 449 (2009).
  • R. Gaffney-Rhys, Developments in the Field of Forced Marriage 2008 Intl. Fam. L. 26 (2008).  Not available at UST.  Must be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Arlette Gautier,  Legal Regulation of Marital Relations: An Historical and Comparative Approach. 19 Intl. J.L. Policy & the Fam. 47 (2005).
  • Ginnine Fried, The Collision of Church and State: APrimer to Beth Din Arbitration and the New York Secular Courts,31 Fordham Urb. L.J. 633 (2004).
  • Almas Khan, The Interaction Between Shariah and International Law in Arbitration, 6 Chi. J. Intl L. 791 (2006).
  • Shahar Lifshitz, Married Against Their Will? Toward a Pluralist Regulation of Spousal Relationships, 66 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1565 (2009).
  • R. Lukito, The Enigma of Legal Pluralism In Indonesian Islam: The Case of Interfaith Marriage. 10 J. Islamic L. & Culture 176 (2008).  Not available at UST.  Must be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Joel A. Nichols, Multi-Tiered Marriage: Ideas and influences From New York and Louisiana  to the International Community, 40 Vand. J. Transnatl. L. 135 (2007).
  • A.Olatunbosun, Double-Decker Marriage In Private International Law: A Dialectical Appraisal 44 Indian J. Intl. L. 139 (2004).  Not available at UST.  Must be obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Javaid Rehman, The Sharia, Islamic Family Laws and International Human Rights Law: Examining the Theory and Practice of Polygamy and Talaq, 21 Intl. J.L. Policy & the Fam. 108 (2007).  Available in LexisNexis.
  • Claire A. Smearman, Second Wives' Club: Mapping the Impact of Polygamy in U.S. Immigration Law, 27 Berkeley J. Intl. L. 382 (2009).
  • Emily L. Thompson, Choice of Law or Choice of Culture: How Western Nations Treat the Islamic Marriage Contract in Domestic Courts, 25 Wis. Intl. L.J. 361 (2007).
  • Bridgette Toy-Cronin, Forced Marriage in International Criminal Law: The Cambodian Example, 19 Colum. J. Gender & L. 539 (2010). 
  • Caryn Litt Wolfe, Faith-Based Arbitration: Friend or Foe? An Evaluation of Religious  Arbitration Systems and Their interaction With Secular Courts, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 427 (2006).
  • Edward A. Zelinsky, Deregulating Marriage: The Pro-Marriage Case for Abolishing Civil Marriage, 27 Cardozo L. Rev. 1161 (2006).