Professor Kris Knapund's Article, "Reimagining Postmortem Conception," Reviewed in Jotwell
Professor Kristine S. Knaplund's article, "Reimagining Postmortem Conception" (SSRN) is identified as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Trusts and Estates Law in a review published in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). The review, titled "Posthumous Reproduction and Inheritance Law," is by Alexander Boni-Saenz. Professor Knaplund's article is the first time that the laws of all 50 states are examined to provide a comprehensive look at whether a postmortem child inherits and determine how wildly disparate the legal standards are from public sentiment.
Excerpt from Jotwell:
One of the ramifications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the significant uncertainty it has created about the legal status of various reproductive technologies, given that many states will regulate abortion in ways that impact those technologies as well. In Reimagining Postmortem Conception, Professor Kristine Knaplund provides a comprehensive snapshot of the pre-Dobbs legal landscape regarding postmortem conception using reproductive technology and its effect on inheritance law. This 50-state survey provides an interesting example of the variety of regulatory strategies that can evolve in a contested legal area as well as the difficulties that such a patchwork might entail. For those interested in trusts and estates, family law, and health law, it will be an invaluable read.
The complete review may be found at Jotwell