Jill Hasday's book, Family Law Reimagined, offers a clear-eyed vision of what family law is, what it is not, and where it might be headed. Hasday considers family law's canon-the set of principles by which we have come to characterize family law-and then debunks the canon by methodically setting forth each notion and illustrating its inaccuracies or limitations. In doing so, Hasday urges the reader to clear the noise of the canon and to see the law in all its messy inconsistencies and shortcomings.
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Laurie S. Kohn, Book Review: Casting Off the Canon: Family Law Reimagined, 3 Child & Fam. L. J. 1 (2015).