Professor Sheryl Scheible Wolf

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Sheryl Wolf

Emerita Professor of Law
B.A. 1977, J.D. 1980, University of North Carolina
LL.M. 1982, Yale University
Member of the North Carolina Bar

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Professor Wolf joined the UNM Law faculty in 1986. She taught Wildlife Law, Federal Public Lands, Community Property, and a seminar on the Endangered Species Act. She also taught in the areas of Property, Animal Welfare Law, Family Law, and Wills and Trusts.

Professor Wolf's publications include books, chapters, and articles primarily in the areas of family law and wills and trusts. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Society of Family Law, and has served as past president of the AALS Section on Family Law. She serves on the executive committee and as Wildlife Chair of the Central New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club, and is a volunteer in the Adult Literacy Program.

Books

Property Division in Divorce Proceedings: A Fifty State Guide (Aspen 2003) (co-authored with John DeWitt Gregory and Janet Leach Richards).

UNDERSTANDING FAMILY LAW, 2d ed. (2001) (co-authored with J. Gregory and P. Swisher).

UNDERSTANDING FAMILY LAW (1993) (co-authored with J. Gregory and P. Swisher).

Chapters in Books

Wills and Inheritance, in Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (MacMillan 2001).

Legal Perspectives on Planning for Death, in DYING: FACING THE FACTS (3d ed. 1994).

Family Law, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (1994).

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Modification of Family Support Obligations, in BANKRUPTCY ISSUES IN MATRIMONIAL CASES (1992).

Death and the Law, in DYING: FACING THE FACTS (2d ed. 1987).

Articles

Medical Confidentiality and Disclosure of Paternity, 48 S. Dak. L. Rev. __ (2003) (co-authored with Janet Leach Richards).

Divorce, Bankruptcy, and Metaphysics: Avoidance of Marital Liens Under Section 522(f) of the Bankruptcy Code, 31 Fam. L. Q. 513 (1997).

Introduction to the Special Issue on Family Law and Bankruptcy, 31 Fam. L. Q. 369 (1997).

Bankruptcy and the Modification of Support: Fresh Start, Head Start, or False Start?, 69 N.C. L. REV. 577 (1991).

Legislature Tampers with Recording Act, 20 N.M. L. REV. 235 (1990) (co-authored with Flickinger & Fritz).

Book Review, 23 FAM. L.Q. 131 (1989) (reviewing WOMEN AS SINGLE PARENTS: CONFRONTING INSTITUTIONAL BARRIERS IN THE COURTS, THE WORKPLACE, AND THE HOUSING MARKET).

Defining "Support" Under Bankruptcy Law: Revitalization of the "Necessaries" Doctrine, 41 VAND. L. REV. 1 (1988).

Marital Property in Tennessee: An Evolution, Not a Revolution, 15 MEMPHIS ST. L. REV. 475 (1985).

Works in Progress

The Legal Regulation of Captive Wildlife: Zoos, Refuges, Preserves, Sanctuaries, and Game Farms

Defiling the Dead: Mistreatment of Dead Bodies

The Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse