Merle Weiner, School of Law

Merle Weiner, Philip H. Knight Professor

Practice Areas: Domestic Abuse Law, Family Law, International and Comparative Family Law, Family Law Policy, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

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Merle Weiner is an academic expert in domestic abuse law, family law, international and comparative family law, family law policy and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. At the University of Oregon, she is the faculty director of the Domestic Violence Clinic.

Recent Media:
A mother spent years fighting for her son. Now he could be sent back to her abusive husband in Italy. (NBC News, June 9, 2023)
Family questions death of domestic violence victim whose case made it to Supreme Court following yearslong custody battle (NBC News, Oct. 26, 2022)
Senators botched the Brett Kavanaugh investigation. Now the FBI must clean up the mess. (USA Today, Oct. 1, 2018)
A parent’s guide to ending sexual harassment and assault (The Conversation, Dec. 13, 2017)
For more than 30 years, Kim Bradley hid from her husband (Willamette Week, Nov. 15, 2017)
What’s required of a professor who learns of a student’s rape? One university seeks a nuanced answer (The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 25, 2017)
Custody battle involving retired Air Force dad crosses globe (Tampa Bay Times, July 31, 2016)
Parent partnerships: A better way to co-parent (The Washington Post, March 8, 2016)
A new legal tool to encourage co-parenting? (Family Studies, Feb. 2, 2016)
Syria raises questions about gender equality at home: Guest opinion (The Oregonian, Sept. 18, 2013)
Protecting Kids: Rethinking the Hague Convention (TIME, Dec. 10, 2010)