Intestacy Laws Research


Understanding Intestacy Laws

Professor Danaya Wright, University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She and her research team of law students speak about the importance of data generated for an empirical study on the nature of testamentary disposition of assets in nontraditional families. Learn about the positive impact The ACTEC Foundation made on valuable trust and estate research! 


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Below are articles written by Professor Danaya Wright and shared on the Social Science Research Network, SSRN. SSRN is supported by a grant from The ACTEC Foundation and available as a free resource. Learn More

  • “Great Variety of Relevant Conditions, Political, Social and Economic”: The Constitutionality of Congressional Deadlines on Amendment Proposals under Article V, 28 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1 (2019). [SSRN]
  • After Obergefell v. Hodges: The Continuing Battle Over Equal Rights for Sexual Minorities in the United States, GenIUS, December 2015, at 18 (GenIUS is Italy’s top journal on gender law) (with Simone Chriss) [SSRN]
  • Doing a Double Take: Rail-Trail Takings Litigation in the Post-Brandt Trust Era, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 703 (2015). [SSRN]
  • A New Era of Lavish Land Grants: Taking Public Property for Private Use and Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, Probate and Property, September/October 2014, 30-35. [SSRN]
  • Theorizing History: Separate Spheres, the Public/Private Binary and a New Analytic for Family Law History, 2012 ANZLHS EJournal, Refereed Paper #2 [SSRN]
  • Policing Sexual Morality: Percy Shelley and the Expansive Scope of the Parens Patriae in the Law of Custody of Children, 8.2 Nineteenth Century Gender Studies online journal, (Summer, 2012)[SSRN]
  • The Shifting Sands of Property Rights, Federal Railroad Grants, and Economic History: Hash v. U.S. and the Threat to Rail-Trail Conversions, 38 Envtl. L.  711-766 (2008). [SSRN]
  • Charitable Deductions for Rail-Trail Conversions: Reconciling the Partial Interest Rule and the National Trails System Act (co-authored with Scott Bowman), 32 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L & Pol’y Rev. 1-57 (2008). [SSRN]
  • The Legacy of Colonialism: Religion, Law, and Women’s Rights in India (co-authored with Varsha Chitnis), 64 Wash. & Lee. L. Rev. 1315-1348 (2007). [SSRN]
  • Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make History: Rethinking Family, Law, And History Through An Analysis Of The First Nine Years Of The English Divorce And Matrimonial Causes Court (1858-1866), 2005 Wis. Women’s L.J. 211-318, (2005). [SSRN]
  • Untying the Knot: An Analysis of the English Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Court Records, 1858-1866, 38 U. Richmond L. Rev. 903-1010, (2004). [SSRN]
  • Shaken, Not Stirred: Has Tahoe-Sierra Settled or Muddied the Regulatory Takings Waters? 32 Envtl. L. Rev. 11177-11189 (2002). [SSRN]
  • The Crisis of Child Custody: A History of the Birth of Family Law in England, 11 Colum. J. Gender & L. 175-270 (2002). [SSRN]
  • Eminent Domain, Exactions, and Railbanking: Can Recreational Trails Survive the Court’s Fifth Amendment Jurisprudence? 26 Colum. J. Envtl. L., 399-481 (2001). [SSRN]
  • Pipes, Wires, and Bicycles: Rails-to-Trails, Utility Licenses, and the Shifting Scope of Railroad Easements from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries, (co-authored with Jeffrey M. Hester), 27 Ecology L.Q. 351-465 (May, 2000). [SSRN]