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Is a human corpse property that can be made the subject of a trust?

While a pet may be put into a trust, its human owner may not be. Nor under traditional principles of property and trust law may the corpse of a deceased human being be made the subject of a trust. Charles E. Rounds, Jr.,...more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Provision

The Supreme Court of the United States announced on June 26, 2013 a landmark decision that will have far-reaching implications for employers across the country. In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court invalidated a...more

Constitutionality of Heart Balm Torts Will Have to Wait

A challenge to the constitutionality of North Carolina's heart balm torts of alienation of affection and criminal conversation will have to wait for another day. The North Carolina Court of Appeals rejects and appeal as...more

Wrongful Selection: Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Intentional Diminishment, and the Procreative Right

My article surveys the field of assisted reproductive technologies, and explores the issue of the use of such technologies to intentionally create disabled children. It was published in the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, 25...more

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