Volume 100 -- Issue 6 Georgetown Law Journal

Introduction: Intellectual Property (and Markets): An Enduring Concern

Intellectual property and intellectual property markets are especially salient themes for The Georgetown Law Journal’s centennial issue. The Journal has been publishing noteworthy articles on intellectual property as long as it has existed. The first such article, published in The Journal’s inaugural volume, explored the intersections between patent and antitrust laws. For most of its […]

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Response: And Baby Makes . . . How Many? Using In re M.C. To Consider Parentage of a Child Conceived Through Sexual Intercourse and Born to a Lesbian Couple

Melissa C. and Irene V. began living together in California in 2006. They registered as domestic partners in February 2008. Melissa became pregnant in June 2008. In October 2008, during the window in which marriage for same-sex couples was permitted in California, Melissa and Irene married. Melissa assumed Irene’s surname. M. was born in March […]

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Response: No Substitutions, Please

And I had hesitated on gay marriage—in part, because I thought civil unions would be sufficient. That that was something that would give people hospital visitation rights and—other—elements that we take for granted. And—I was sensitive to the fact that—for a lot of people, you know, the—the word marriage was something that evokes very powerful […]

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Family Law Pluralism: The Guided-Choice Regime of Menus, Default Rules, and Override Rules

The traditional nuclear family—where mom is married to dad and they are raising their biological kids—is no longer the norm in America. Nowadays, only one-fifth of America’s households consist of a currently married husband and wife raising children. Only 51% of all adults were married in 2011, the lowest figure in recorded American history and […]

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Introduction: The Future Impact of Same-Sex Marriage: More Questions Than Answers

One topic in the Symposium celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of The Georgetown Law Journal is the future of same-sex marriage and what its ramifications will be for family law. As it happens, the immediate past century not only bookends the life of The Journal, but also coincides with enormous changes that affected family law and […]

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