Date Chartered:  1/1/1973


The Section on Family and Juvenile Law promotes the development and exchange of information relating to teaching and research in the fields of family and juvenile law and promotes collaborative action among those individuals having an interest in these fields.


Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement Award

Aimed at recognizing outstanding professionals who have made significant or long-term contributions to the fields of Family and/or Juvenile Law.

Specifically, the Award will recognize those who have made such contributions through any combination of the following:

  1. Assumption of leadership roles in the scholarly community;
  2. Support to and mentoring of colleagues; service to institutions, including but not limited to schools and professional organizations, both academic and practice-oriented;
  3. Provision of legal services to underserved segments of society; teaching and presenting;
  4. Scholarship, broadly and inclusively defined.


YearAward NameRecipientLaw School
2024Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement AwardDorothy RobertsUniversity of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
2023Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement AwardElizabeth ScottColumbia Law School
2022Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement AwardBarbara Bennett-WoodhouseEmory University School of Law
2021Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement AwardAndrew SchepardMaurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
2021Section on Family & Juvenile Law Achievement AwardSusan Frelich AppletonWashington University in St. Louis School of Law