Faculty Publications

Lois A. Weithorn


  • Children in the Legal System: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2014) (with Samuel M. Davis, Elizabeth Scott, & Walter Wadington) (with Teachers' Manual). AMAZON
  • Family Law: Cases, Texts, Problems (LexisNexis abridged 5th ed. 2014) (with Ira Mark Ellman, Paul M. Kurtz, Brian H. Bix, Karen Czapanskiy & Maxine Eichner) (with Teachers' Manual).
  • Family Law: Cases, Texts, Problems (LexisNexis 5th ed. 2010) (with Ira Mark Ellman, Paul M. Kurtz, Brian H. Bix, Karen Czapanskiy & Maxine Eichner). AMAZON
  • Psychology and Child Custody Determinations: Knowledge, Roles, and Expertise (Univ. of Nebraska Press 1987) (editor).
  • Community Mental Health Centers and the Courts: An Evaluation of Community–Based Forensic Services (Univ. of Nebraska Press 1985) (with Gary B. Melton & Christopher Slobogin).
  • Children, Mental Health, and the Law (Sage Publications 1984) (with N. Dickon Reppucci et al.).
Journal Articles

  • Legal Approaches to Promoting Parental Compliance with Childhood Immunization Recommendations, ____ Hum. Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics ____ (forthcoming 2018) (with Dorit Rubinstein Reiss). URL
  • A Constitutional Jurisprudence of Children’s Vulnerability, 69 Hastings L.J. 179 (2017). FULLTEXT
  • Responding to the Childhood Vaccination Crisis: Legal Frameworks and Tools in the Context of Parental Vaccine Refusal, 63 Buff. L. Rev. 881 (2015) (with Dorit Rubinstein Reiss). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Developmental Neuroscience, Children's Relationships with Primary Caregivers, and Child Protection Policy Reform, 63 Hastings L.J. 1487 (2012). FULLTEXT
  • Lost in Translation: The Unintended Consequences of Advance Directive Law on Clinical Care, 154 Annals Internal Med. 121 (2011) (with Lesley S. Castillo, Brie A. Williams, Sarah M. Hooper, Charles P. Sabatino & Rebecca L. Sudore). URL
  • Can a Subsequent Change in Law Void a Marriage that Was Valid at its Inception? Considering the Legal Effect of Proposition 8 on California's Existing Same-Sex Marriages, 60 Hastings L.J. 1063 (2009). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Conceptual Hurdles to the Application of Atkins v. Virginia, 59 Hastings L.J. 1203 (2008). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Envisioning Second-Order Change in America's Responses to Troubled and Troublesome Youth, 33 Hofstra L. Rev. 1305 (2005). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Protecting Children from Exposure to Domestic Violence: The Use and Abuse of Child Maltreatment Statutes, 53 Hastings L.J. 1 (2001). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Domestic Violence and Children: Analysis and Recommendations, 9 Future of Child. 4 (Winter 1999) (with Lucy S. Carter & Richard E. Behrman). FULLTEXT
  • Youth Participation in Family and Community Decision Making, 2 Fam. Futures 6 (1998).
  • Children's Capacities To Decide About Participation in Research, 5 IRB: Rev. Hum. Subjects Res. 1 (Mar.–Apr. 1983).
  • Developmental Factors and Competence to Make Informed Treatment Decisions, 5 Child & Youth Services 85 (1982) (reprinted in Legal Reforms Affecting Child & Youth Services 85 (Gary B. Melton ed., Haworth Press 1982)). URL
  • The Competency of Children and Adolescents to Make Informed Treatment Decisions, 53 Child Dev. 1589 (1982) (with Susan B. Campbell). FULLTEXT
  • A Comparison of Extreme Groups of Good and Poor Foster Placements, 6 Soc. Welfare 49 (1979) (with S.G. Campbell, R Simon, D Krikston, & K. Connolly).
  • Child Abuse Training: A Community–Based Interdisciplinary Program, 14 Community Mental Health J. 179 (1978) (with Elizabeth Elmer et al.).
Chapters In Books

  • Medical Care and Procedures, Consent to, in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion ___ (Richard A. Schweder, ed., University of Chicago Press 2009). AMAZON
  • The Legal Contexts of Forensic Assessment of Children and Families, in Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents 11 (Steven N. Sparta & Gerald P. Koocher eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2006). CATALOG
  • Informed Consent, in 4 Encyclopedia of Psychology 297 (Alan E. Kazdin ed., Am. Psychological Ass'n 2000). CATALOG
  • Children's Involvement in Research Participation Decisions: Psychological Considerations, in Children as Research Subjects 133 (Michael A. Grodin & Leonard H. Glantz eds., Oxford Univ. Press 1994) (with David G. Scherer). CATALOG
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Pediatric Psychology, in Handbook of Pediatric Psychology 567 (Donald K. Routh ed., Guilford Press 1988) (with M.A. McCabe).
  • Informed Consent for Prevention Research Involving Children: Legal and Ethical Issues, in Preventing Mental Disorders: A Research Perspective 226 (Jane A. Steinberg & Morton M. Silverman eds., National Institute of Mental Health 1987).
  • Professional Responsibility in the Dissemination of Psychological Research in Legal Contexts, in Reforming the Law: Impact of Child Development Research 253 (Gary B. Melton ed., Guilford Press 1987). CATALOG
  • Psychological Consultation in Divorce Custody Litigation: Ethical Considerations, in Psychology and Child Custody Determinations: Knowledge, Roles and Expertise 183 (Lois A. Weithorn ed., Univ. of Nebraska Press 1987).
  • Psychological Evaluations in Divorce Custody: Problems, Principles, and Procedures Considerations, in Psychology and Child Custody Determinations: Knowledge, Roles and Expertise 157 (Lois A. Weithorn ed., Univ. of Nebraska Press 1987) (with Thomas Grisso).
  • Children's Capacities for Participation in Treatment Decision–Making, in Emerging Issues in Child Psychiatry and the Law 22 (Elissa P. Benedek & Diane H. Schetky eds., Brunner/Mazel, Inc. 1985).
  • Children's Capacities in Legal Contexts, in Children, Mental Health, and the Law 25 (N. Dickon Reppucci et al. eds., Sage Publications 1984).
  • Involving Children in Decisions Affecting Their Own Welfare, in Children's Competence to Consent 235 (Gary B Melton, Gerald P Koocher, & Michael J Saks eds., Plenum Press 1983).
  • Drug Therapy—Children's Rights, in Drugs and the Special Child 203 (Michael Jay Cohen ed., Gardner Press 1979).
Book Reviews

  • Interpreting the Law for the Mental Health Professional, 2 Contemp. Psychiatry 198 (1983) (reviewing Robert L. Sadoff, Legal Issues in the Care of Psychiatric Patients (1982)).
Student Notes/Comments

  • Note, Mental Hospitalization of Troublesome Youth: An Analysis of Skyrocketing Admission Rates, 40 Stan. L. Rev. 773 (1988). HEIN WL
Dissertations & Theses

  • Competency to Render Informed Treatment Decisions: A Comparison Of Certain Minors and Adults (1980) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh) (on file with author).

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