Denise Wager | July 9, 2019
For more than four decades, Professor and Fritz Duda Family Chair in Law Margaret “Peg” Brinig has approached her legal scholarship as a quintessential interdisciplinarian. She melds expertise in law and social science with empirical studies of families, social capital, and social welfare legislation.
Her interdisciplinary approach has produced tremendous scholarship in the field of family law — contributions that were recognized earlier this month when the Family Law & Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law presented her with its lifetime achievement award.
Brinig received the Lifetime Achievement in Family Law Award on June 13 at a reception at Notre Dame’s Chicago building as part of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL) North American Regional Conference.
The theme of the conference, “Family as the Crucible of Culture and Society: Inequality, Vulnerability, and Justice Within the Family,” blended perfectly with Brinig’s work as a family law scholar dedicated to understanding the inequalities and vulnerabilities many families face.
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