Robin Fretwell Wilson

Robin Fretwell Wilson

University of Illinois College of Law

Robin Fretwell Wilson is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where she directs the College of Law’s Family Law and Policy Program and the Epstein Health Law and Policy Program. She specializes in family law and health law, and her research and teaching interests also include biomedical ethics, law and religion, children and violence, and law and science.

Professor Wilson is the author of eleven books, including The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018, ed.) , Reconceiving the Family:  Critical Reflections on the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (Cambridge University Press, 2006, ed.); The Handbook of Children, Culture & Violence (Sage Publications, 2006, with Nancy Dowd and Dorothy Singer, eds.); Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, with Douglas Laycock and Anthony Picarello, eds.); and Health Law and Bioethics:  Cases in Context (Aspen, 2008, with Joan Krause, Sandra Johnson, and Richard Saver, eds.). She is also the co-author of a leading case book in Domestic Relations and a treatise, Understanding Family Law, 4th edition (LexisNexis, 2013, with John DeWitt Gregory and Peter N. Swisher). Professor Wilson’s latest book, Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground,  with Yale University Professor William Eskridge, Jr., is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

When she participated in the Rethinking Business Management experts meeting, Fretwell Wilson was at the University of Maryland School of Law.