Prof. Sandi Varnado of the Loyola University College of Law gave a Law & Society Faculty Forum Lecture at the Southern University Law Center titled The Ever-Changing Face of the Family in the Mirror of the Law: A Comparative Study on Feb, 22, 2017.
Varnado’s talk focused on her research exploring how the law of intestacy, which governs how assets are distribute upon one’s death in the absence of a will, has failed to take into account the changing composition of the modern family. Her presentation explored how other countries and jurisdictions have adopted various approaches in trying to have intestacy law better reflect the sometimes non-legal nature of many families.
Sandi Varnado is an associate professor of law at the Loyola University College of Law where she teaches courses in family law, successions, obligations, sales & lease, donations, and trusts. Prior to joining the faculty she was a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After her clerkship she was an associate at the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where she practiced construction law, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation. Prior to her legal career, Professor Varnado taught high school social studies and English for eight and a half years in Mississippi and Louisiana.
For more information on the Law & Society Faculty Forum speaker series, contact Prof. Chris Odinet.