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Professor Abrams Writes About How High School Coaches Can Fight Racism Among Players and Fans

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written nearly 300 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his most recent one – concern societal issues in sports. His most recent essay – “High School Coaches Teaching About Racism” – concludes “that words and actions can sting, that interscholastic athletes…

Professor Abrams receives 2020 President’s Award from The Missouri Bar

Professor Doug Abrams received a 2020 President’s Award from Tom Bender, 2019-2020 president of The Missouri Bar, at its virtual annual meeting on September 16. The recognition is for individuals who have provided meritorious service to the bar. Professor Abrams has assisted The Missouri Bar for 30 years, acting in an advisory role to The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, authoring…

Romanian Law Journal Publishes Professor Abrams’ Article

Professor Douglas E. Abrams’ article, “Generalist Judges and Advocates’ Jargon,” appears in the current issue of the Romanian Judges’ Forum Review. The review is a multilingual journal published in Bucharest by the nation’s judges. Professor Abrams’ article originally appeared in the Journal of the Missouri Bar in early…

Seventh edition printed of Professor Abrams’ casebook

Professor Douglas E. Abrams and his co-authors have published the 7th edition of their Children and the Law casebook (West 2020). The fully updated edition continues to cover children’s constitutional rights, representing children, abuse and neglect, foster care, crimes against children, adoption, medical decision making, financial responsibility and control, protective legislation, and…

Prof. Abrams Writes About Sports for Children With Disabilities, and About Countering Fans’ Verbal Bigotry During School Games

Since 2011, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 250 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his two most recent ones – concern societal issues in sports. The first recent essay, Trends in Sports: Giving ALL Kids a Chance to Participate and Have Fun, explains how youth…

Professor Abrams writes about movie references used in judicial opinions

Professor Doug Abrams, writing in the Journal of the Missouri Bar “Writing it Right” column, authored References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part I and Part II. In Part I, Prof. Abrams explains that judges’ use of movie references can help “embellish the discussion, with references to themes, scenes, or characters from well-known films that have held American’s…

Professor Abrams: “Women as Boys’ Varsity Coaches”

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. In a recent essay, he urges public high schools and middle schools to “consider, and indeed encourage, head coaching and assistant coaching applications from women as well as men.” Consideration and encouragement should extend to boys’ teams as well as girls’…

Professor Abrams Urges Including Persons With Disabilities in Youth Sports

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. His most recent essay, Lessons From a Player and a Coach Who Have Overcome Disabilities, tells the stories of a 14-year-old Texas high school football quarterback and a 30-year-old California junior varsity head coach. The player competes on racing blades because when…

Professor Abrams Writes Journal of the Missouri Bar Article About the Declaration of Independence

In June 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed 33-year-old delegate Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence. The Virginian presented his draft two weeks later, and the full 65-delegate Congress spent two days editing it line-by-line, making about 80 changes. The consensus of historians and political scientists is that Congress’ meticulous, skillful editing bolstered the document’s elegance and assured…

Professor Abrams Publishes Family Law Casebook’s Fifth Edition

Professor Douglas E. Abrams has just published the fifth edition of Contemporary Family Law, the West Academic casebook that he co-authors with Professors Naomi R. Cahn and Catherine J. Ross of the George Washington University Law School and Linda C. McClain of the Boston University School of Law. The casebook has 179 adoptions in law schools throughout the United…