Marie-Amélie George Receives 2021 Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Gender & Law

August 18, 2021
Marie-Amélie George

Professor Marie-Amélie George of Wake Forest Law School has been selected as the winner of the 2020-2021 Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Gender & Law for her paper Exploring Identity, 54 Fam. L. Q. (forthcoming 2021). Professor George is an Associate Professor; she teaches Civil Procedure, Family Law, Professional Development, and Public Interest Advocacy.

Professor George’s research focuses on LGBTQ rights, analyzing how and why laws have changed, as well as the ways that history can provide insight into current legal debates and contemporary normative questions. Her scholarship has explored a broad range of gender-related issues including conversion therapy bans, gay and lesbian parenting issues, the decriminalization of sodomy, and the advancement of trans rights. Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Northwestern Law Review, Florida Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and Alabama Law Review, among others.

Professor George received her Ph.D. in history with distinction from Yale University, and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and a Kent Scholar. She also holds a M.St. in Women's Studies from the University of Oxford and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.

Professor Noa Ben-Asher, a member of the award selection committee said, “Professor George’s timely and well-executed article offers a significant contribution to both family law and the law of gender and sexuality. It identifies flaws in how courts address parental disputes regarding the gender of children, and offers a path that better enables children to explore their own identity.”

About the Award

The Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Gender & Law is presented annually in recognition of excellent legal scholarship related to gender and the law published by a full-time law professor with five or fewer years of full-time teaching experience. After an open call for submissions, papers are reviewed on a blind basis by four members of the Haub Law faculty with expertise in this area. This year’s judges were Noa Ben-Asher, Emily Gold Waldman, and Bridget Crawford. The Haub Law School invites the award recipient to present their winning scholarship to the Haub Law community.

Nominations are due by July 1 of each year and can be directed to Professor Bridget Crawford.


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