Contemporary Family Law by Douglas Abrams, Naomi Cahn, Catherine J. Ross, David Meyer and Linda C. McClain.
Catherine has been a co-author of this leading family law casebook – now in its Fourth Edition -- since it was first issued in 2006. She writes the chapters on property distribution, initial child custody decisions, and post-dissolution disputes over custody and visitation. She also co-authors two chapters: the introduction (with Cahn and McClain), which places contemporary family law in the context of the changing demography and organization of partnership and child-bearing and rearing, and the growing importance of constitutional doctrines such as privacy rights to the evolution of family law; and a chapter (with Cahn) on the rights and responsibilities that accompany marriage, which includes material on changing conceptions of gender, the balance between paid labor and family life, the impact of economic and tax policy on families and children, and medical decision-making.
When the Third Edition appeared, West produced this video interview with Catherine and co-author David Meyer, Dean of Tulane Law School.