J. Herbie DiFonzo

J. Herbie DiFonzois Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law. Professor DiFonzo has published broadly on the intersection of family law and juvenile justice. He served as the co-reporter (with Prof. Mary E. O'Connell) of the Family Law Education Reform (FLER) Project, a national effort to improve family law teaching, and for which he received the 2006 Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award. In 2005, he gave the Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture: "The Surprising Unreliability of DNA Evidence: A Tale of Bad Labs and Good Statutes of Limitations." In 2004, he gave the Peter E. Herman Prize for Literary Excellence Lecture: "Unbundling Marriage: Interpreting the Legal and Cultural Changes in Family Structure." He has published Beneath the Fault Line: The Popular and Legal Culture of Divorce in Twentieth-Century America. His most recent articles include "The Crimes of Crime Labs"; "In Praise of Statutes of Limitations in Sex Offense Cases"; "Unbundling Marriage"; "Legislating in the Shadow of Nature"; "Toward a Unified Field Theory of the Family"; and "Parental Responsibility for Juvenile Crime." In his spare time, he sings in a choir and plays as much piano as he can.

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