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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…

Professor Abrams: “Through Sports, Title IX Helps Influence Children’s Early Perceptions of Gender Equity As a Virtue”

In his latest column on the sports blog www.askcoachwolff.com, “Through Sports, Title IX Helps Influence Children’s Early Perceptions of Gender Equity As a Virtue,” Professor Doug Abrams writes that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 encourages development of positive attitudes about gender equity by enabling girls and boys to cooperate and respect one another in sports programs. Professor Abrams…

Professor Abrams: Title IX Is “One of Congress’ Most Significant Recent Contributions to Public Health”

For the past seven years, Professor Doug Abrams has written more than 200 articles on www.askcoachwolff.com, a leading national youth sports website. His latest article, “Title IX’s Impact on Youth Sports: A Giant Step Toward a Healthier Nation” concerns the positive nationwide impact of Title IX on gender equity in school and community sports leagues. Professor Abrams writes, “By dramatically…

Professor Abrams: Youth Sports Programs Should End Using the Name “Midgets”

For a generation and more, various youth sports programs in the United States and Canada have used the name “Midgets” to identify some age divisions or individual teams. In his latest column on www.askcoachwolff.com, “Youth Sports Organizations Should Retire the Name ‘Midgets’,” Professor Doug Abrams writes that, “The time has come to retire the name ‘Midgets’ from national, state or provincial,…

Professor Abrams Urges High School Athletes to Unite Against Racism

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written more than 200 columns on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. In Professor Abrams’ latest column, “Teams United: When School Players Counter Fans’ Slurs,” he notes reports of a nationwide increase in fan racism and bigotry from the bleachers at high school sporting events. He urges teams, supported by their…

Professor Abrams Speaks to New Jersey Sports Symposium on Social Media Dangers

Professor Doug Abrams recently spoke to a town-hall-style symposium that explored lifelong consequences that can arise from misuse of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media by high school athletes and other students. The symposium was held at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. Prof. Abrams and four other panel members discussed publicized incidents of high school students’ racist,  sexist, or…

Professor Abrams Speaks To Class at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Professor Douglas Abrams recently spoke to a session of the Family Policy course at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The session concerned juvenile justice and the nationally recognized Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) program for the care and treatment of youth committed to DYS custody by one of Missouri’s 45 juvenile courts. Professor Abrams joined with…

Professor Abrams Writes About Sports For Children With Disabilities

Professor Douglas Abrams has written more than 200 full-length columns since 2011 on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading sports websites. Some of these columns discuss the roles of youth athletes with disabilities. Professor Abrams’ latest column tells the story of 15-year-old Mac Reed. As first reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Reed plays on Kirkwood High School’s junior varsity…

Professors Myers, Hawley, and Abrams Speak at Missouri Bar’s Supreme Court CLE

The Missouri Bar recently conducted  a continuing legal education program, “United States Supreme Court Highlights: 2017-1018 Term.” The five-member panel discussed the implications of several of the term’s leading decisions and prospects for the upcoming term. The panel included Mizzou Law professors Gary Myers, Erin Hawley, and Douglas…