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Robin Fretwell Wilson

Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair

Research Interests

Biomedical Ethics; Children and the Law; Family Law; Health Law; Insurance Law; Religious Liberty


B.A., J.D. University of Virginia

Additional Campus Affiliations

Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair, College of Law
Professor, College of Law
Professor, Biomedical and Translational Sciences

Recent Publications

Laycock, D., Berg, T. C., Esbeck, C. H., & Wilson, R. F. (2024). The Respect for Marriage Act: Living Together Despite Our Deepest Differences. University of Illinois Law Review, 2024(2), 511-556.

Wilson, R. F. (2024). To Ratify or Not to Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Gains and Losses. In R. Domingo, G. S. Hauk, & T. P. Jackson (Eds.), Faith in Law, Law in Faith: Reflecting and Building on the Work of John Witte, Jr. Brill Nijhoff.

Wilson, R. F. (2023). The Legal Meaning of Sex (and Romantic Relationships). In B. G. Ogolsky (Ed.), The Sociocultural Context of Romantic Relationships (pp. 151-167). Cambridge University Press.

Friesen, P., Wilson, R. F., Kim, S., & Goedken, J. (2022). Consent for Intimate Exams on Unconscious Patients: Sharpening Legislative Efforts. Hastings Center Report, 52(1), 28-31.

Wilson, R. F., & Valek, R. (2022). Cleaving Marriage: Appraising the Conservative Blowback after Same-Sex Marriage. In N. Palazzo, & J. A. Redding (Eds.), Queer and Religious Alliances in Family Law Politics and Beyond (pp. 53-72). (Anthem Law and Society Series). Anthem Press.

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