Two Faculty Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowships for 2012–13

Professors Susan Appleton and Brian Tamanaha have been named Israel Treiman Faculty Fellows for 2012–13. The fellowship, which supports faculty scholarship, is named in memory of Israel Treiman, an alumnus, faculty member, and longtime supporter of the law school.

A nationally known expert on family law, Appleton, the Lemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law, explores such issues as adoption, assisted reproduction, gender and parentage, surrogacy, and abortion rights. She has co-authored a family law casebook (the fifth edition is forthcoming) and a casebook on adoption and assisted reproduction, in addition to publishing extensively on family law matters in law reviews. A member of the American Law Institute (ALI), she holds the office of Secretary and serves on the ALI Council.

Appleton’s current scholarship includes on a book chapter on gender and parentage law, a law review article on illegitimacy as a constructed identity designed to regulate sex, and a law review article on the legal significance of regret following a reproductive decision or outcome.

Tamanaha, the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law, is a renowned jurisprudence scholar and the author of six books and numerous scholarly articles, including his most recent book, Beyond the Formalist–Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging. His seventh book, Failing Law Schools, is forthcoming. Tamanaha’s articles have appeared in a variety of leading journals, and his publications have been translated into seven languages.

An expert on law and society, his current scholarship includes an essay comparing two different types of general jurisprudence (one philosophical in orientation, and the second with an empirical bent) and a law review article on the history and elements of the rule of law (delivered as a lecture at the Singapore Academy of Law).