Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Elizabeth S. Perry LL.D

Visiting Lecturer
Legal English

LL.D. (Law, Umeå University, 2019)
J.D. (Law, Duke University, 2003)
B.A. (Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, 1995)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Researcher/Doctoral Student/Lecturer, Umeå University, Sweden 2012-2019
  • Attorney, Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Perry, Santa Monica, 2011-2012
  • Attorney, Law Offices of Trope & Trope, Los Angeles, 2007-2011
  • Attorney, Law Offices of Aissa Wayne, Santa Monica, 2006-2007
  • Litigation Associate, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, W. Los Angeles, 2003-2004
  • Summer Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Century City, 2002

Current research

  • Comparative Family Law, Child Law, Welfare Law, Law and Society, Gender

Main publications

  • “A Voice to Speak, But to Whom?: Children’s Rights to Participate as Limited (or Absent) in Child Support Matters”, in book International Survey of Family Law 2020, Intersentia, 2020 (forthcoming)
  • “Family Law Pedagogy in Sweden Today: What is Asked of Us, and What is Happening?”, in anthology book Vänbok till Ulf Israelsson, Umeå University, 2020 (forthcoming)
  • Child Support Law in California and Sweden: a Comparison Across Welfare State Models (doctoral dissertation in law), Umeå University, 2019, 619 p.
  • “Evidence-Based and Politics-Driven: Comparing Child Support Law Evaluations Across Welfare-State Models”, in Family Law and Family Realities: 16th ISFL World Conference Book, Eleven International Publishing, 2019, pp. 285–301
  • “Samhällets respektive familjens ansvar för barnen: ett internationellt perspektiv” [“Society’s and the Family’s Respective Responsibility for Children: An International Perspective”], in governmental oversight agency report Children and Parents in the [Swedish] Social Insurance Scheme: Report from the Research Seminar 2018, The Swedish Social Insurance Agency Analysis and Prognosis Series, 2018, pp. 139–148
  • “Sweden Norway and the USA: Regulations of and Remedies for Corporal Punishment Against Children” (with co-authors Viola Boström and Marie Nordvik), in book International Survey of Family Law 2018, Intersentia, 2018, pp. 527–555
  • “Engaging hypotheticals: PBL pedagogy in Umeå from an American perspective”, in anthology book Lärande för juridikens praktik: 20 år med PBL vid juridiska institutionen, Umeå University, 2013, pp. 65–76

Current publication list available at