Professor Andrew Schepard was quoted in Sophia Hollander’s December 24, 2012 article in The Wall Street Journal entitled “After Divorce, a Degree is Costly.” The article highlights the differences in equitable distribution of marital assets, including professional degrees, as imposed by the laws of New York and other states in the Union, especially since the 1980s. As to that issue Professor Schepard is quoted as stating that “‘New York is an anomaly,’ said Andrew Schepard, the director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University. ‘You support me going through law school. Does that mean you own me? O’Brien [a 1985 New York Court of Appeals case] says yes. You own my career.'”
The article was printed on page A15 of the December 24, 2012 edition of The Wall Street Journal and a version of the article can be accessedhere.