Professor Kohm's Curricula Vitae

Scholar:  Professor, 2002 to present; Tenured 2000; Appointed John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law; Associate Professor, Regent University School of Law, 1998; Assistant Professor, Regent University, 1993-1998, Teaching, researching and writing in the area of Family Law and developing the Family Law Curriculum: Family Law, Advanced Family Law, Child Law, Elder Law, Gender & the Law, Bioethics, Human Life and Death; also teaching, researching and writing in the areas of Wills, Trusts and Estates; also teaching writing analysis in Advance Legal Reasoning and Analysis, and various Independent Study Writing Courses;  Teaching experience also in Real Estate Transactions, Property I and II, Legal Research and Writing; Author of a series of books entitled Estate Planning Success; contributor to many other books; Researching and publishing in the areas of families, children, women, marriage, reproductive rights, domestic relations, estate planning and trusts.  See Publications list attached.
Attorney and Counselor at Law: licensed to practice law in New York (1989), Massachusetts (1989), District of Columbia (1990), Florida (1991), Virginia (1994), U.S.D.C. (NDNY); Serving on the Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section Board of Governors since 1997; Serving on the Domestic Relations Council, of the Virginia Bar Association since 2005; Webster & Kohm 1990-93; Associate, Attorney Evan L. Webster, Groton, NY 1989-1990;


Regent University School of Law: Teaching in and developing the Family Law Curriculum, and also teaching in the areas of the General Practice of Law
Full Professor 2002
Tenured  2000

Appointed John Brown McCarty Professor of Family Law      

Family Law
Advanced Family Law Seminar
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Human Life & Death
Advanced Legal Reasoning, Analysis & Writing
Elder Law
Gender & the Law
Human Life and Death
Real Estate Transactions
Legal Research and Writing
Property I
Property II

Adjunct Teaching: William and Mary College, Marshall Wythe Law School, Family Law

Guest Lecturing: 
Cornell University, TC Williams Law School, Richmond University, Norfolk Marine Institute, and other academic forums 

Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair and member, Conference and Symposium Committee, Chair, ABA Self-Study Committee, Dean’s Planning Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Dean’s Screening Committee, Faculty Candidate/Personnel Committee, Chair and member, Law Admissions Committee, Academic Policies Committee, Academic Assistance Committee, Clinical Development Curriculum Committee, Mentorship Committee, Master Instructor Program, Part-Time Evening Div. Ad Hoc Committee,  University Curriculum & Instruction Committee, Women’s Law Student Mentoring Program
Ad Hoc Committee for University Dispute Resolution, ABA Site Team Skills Curriculum Development, Jamestown 2007 Conf. Committee
Academic Awards and Recognitions
Regent University Chancellor’s Award, Professor of the Year 2005
Regent University Faculty Recognition Award Spring 2004
Regent University 2L Class Professor of the Year 2003
Regent University 3L Class Professor of the Year 2002
Regent University Class of 1996 Outstanding Professor Award
Regent University Student Bar Association awards 1997, 1998, 1999


Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law 1989
Theological Studies, Institute of Biblical Studies 1986
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, State University of New York at Albany 1980

Campus Crusade for Christ, International
Associate Campus Director, Syracuse University 1984-1987
Traveling Representative to New England Women’s Colleges 1981-1984                     
Various Overseas Missions Assignments 1980-1986
The Man Called Jesus 1999


Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Council, Chair  2007- present
Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section Board of Governors, Law School Liaison; and “Spare the Child” DVD Project Committee Chair, 2007- present
Marriage Commission, Virginia Family Foundation, 2006-present
Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee to the new Virginia Family Court, 2004
National Marriage Foundation, Trustee, 2006-present
Real Estate Appraisers Board, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1996-2002
Governor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2002-2003
Education Section, Virginia State Bar, Newsletter co-editor,  2002-2003
Certified as a Guardian 
Ad Litem in Virginia, 1994-present
Alliance Defense Fund/National Litigation Academy Faculty Member, 1996-present
Affiliate Attorney for the American Center for Law & Justice, Virginia Beach, VA
Affiliate Attorney for the Rutherford Institute, Charlottesville, VA, 1989-1993
Board Member and Officer, Bethany Christian Services of Hampton Roads, 1996-2004
Member, Concerned Women for America, 1984-present

Member, Christian Legal Society, 1986-present
President, Women’s Republican Club, Tompkins County, New York, 1992-1993
Member, Rotary International, 1989-1993
Member, Eagle Forum, 1999-present
Alumni Advisor, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, 1990-1993


Books and Book Chapters

What’s the Harm to Women and Children? A Prospective Analysis, in What’s the Harm: does legalizing same-sex marriage really harm individuals, families or society? 79 (Lynn D. Wardle, ed. 2008).

The Christian Guide to Wills, Living Trusts and Estate Planning: How to plan your estate for an eternity of benefits, with Mark James (2007).

Family Manifesto: What went wrong with the moral base for the family and how to restore it (William S. Hein Co. 2006)

Estate Planning Success for Women, with Mark James (2005).

Estate Planning Success for Florida Residents, with Mark James (2005).

Estate Planning Success for Virginia Residents, with Mark James (2004).

Estate Planning Success for Ohio Residents, with Mark James (2005).

Estate Planning Success for New York Residents, with Mark James (2006).

Estate Planning Success for New Jersey Residents, with Mark James (2006).

Reply to Arthur S. Leonard, and Marriage by Design, Chapter 3 of Marriage and Same-Sex Unions, A Debate, Lynn D. Wardle, Mark Strasser, William C. Duncan and David Orgon Coolidge, Eds. 78-90 (2003).

Virginia Domestic Relations handbook, Margaret F. Brinig and Lynne Marie Kohm, Lexus Law Publishing (1999 Supplement).

Death of the Obligor, in J. Thomas Oldham’s Child Support (1998).

Journal Articles

A Christian Perspective on Gender Equality, 15 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol’y 339 (2008).

Tracing the Foundations of the Best Interests of the Child Standard in American Jurisprudence, 10 J. L. Fam. Stud. 337(2008).

From Eisenstadt to Plan B, 33 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 787 (2007)(cited in Jennifer E. Spreng, Pharmacists and the "Duty" To Dispense Emergency Contraceptives, 23 Issues L. & Med. 215 (2008); James T. O’Reilly, Losing Deference in the FDA’s Second Century: Judicial Review, Politics, and a Diminished Legacy, 93 Cornell L. Rev. 939 (2008); 23 Issues L. & Med. 301 (2008); 83 N. Dak. L. Rev. 1365 (2008); 9 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 235 (2007); Bibliography, 14 Cardozo J. L. 819 (2008).

“To Grandmother’s House We Go!” Securing the Legal Interests of Grandparents, Newsletter of the General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar, Winter 2008 (co-authored with Melinda Inman Butler and Darrell M. Harding).

Virginia: Judicially Honoring the Rule of Law, State Supreme Court Project, Americans United for Life, Chicago, IL, available athttp://www.aul.org/State_Supreme_Court (2008).

International Examination of Same Sex Parent Adoption, (co-authored with Megan Lindsey and William Catoe), 5 Regent U. J. Int’l L. 237 (2007)(and presented at International Family Law Society European Regional Conference, Chester, England, July 2007).

Family Law and Juvenile Law Annual Survey, 42 U. Rich. L. Rev. 417 (2007).

Even in Virginia? Same-sex cohabitation as termination for spousal support,36 VBA J. 8 (June/July 2007).

What’s My Place in this World? 35 Capital U. L. Rev 563 (2007).

To What Extent Should Same-Sex Couples have the Same Rights as Other Couples? Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, published by ABC-CLIO (internet resource for high school age students)(2006).

Women as Perpetrators: Does Motherhood have a Reformative Effect on Prostitution? 33 Fordham U. L. J. 407 (2006).

Understanding and Encouraging Realistic Reconciliation in an Age of Divorce, 32 VBA J. 8 (June/July 2006).

Cohabitation and the Renaissance of Marriage (coauthored with Karen M. Groen), 17 Regent U. L. Rev. 261 (2005)(cited in Lynn D. Wardle, What is Marriage? 6 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc. 53 (2006).)

The State of Marriage in America – and in Virginia, 53 Virginia Lawyer 23 (Feb. 2005).

Does Marriage Make Good Business? Examining the Notion of Employer Endorsement of Marriage, 25Whittier L. Rev. 563 (2004)(cited in 6 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. Law 865 (Spring 2004); Selected Current Bibliography on Labor & Employment Law, 98 Nw. U. L. Rev. 579 (2004); Daniel W. Olivas,Tennessee Considers Adopting the Louisiana Covenant Marriage Act: A Law Waiting to be Ignored, 71 Tenn. L. Rev. 769 (2004); Karen Turnage Boyd,The Tale of Two Systems: How Integrated Divorce Laws Can Remedy the Unintended Effects of Pure No-Fault Divorce, 12 Cardoza J. L. & Gender 609 (2006).)

Moral Realism and the Adoption of Children by Homosexuals, 38 New Eng. L. Rev. 643 (2004) in Symposium: “Same-sex Marriages: Can Anyone Show Just Cause Why These Two Should Not be Lawfully Joined?” (cited in Mark Strasser, Adoption and the Best Interests of the Child: On the Use and Abuse of Studies, 38 New Eng. L. Rev. 629 (2004); Heather Farm Latham,Desperately Clinging to the Cleavers: What Family Law Courts are Doing about Homosexual Parents, and What Some are Refusing to See, 29 Law & Psychol. Rev. 223 (Spring 2005); Leah C. Battaglioli, Modified Best Interest Standard: How States Against Same-Sex Unions Should Adjudicate Child Custody and Visitation Disputes Between Same-Sex Couples, 54 Cath. U.L. Rev. 1235 (2005); Christopher Colorado, Tying the Braid of Second-Parent Adoptions – Where Due Process Meets Equal Protection, 74 Fordham L. Rev. 1425 (2005); Kris Franklin, Court Handling of Gay Rights Litigation: The “Authoritative Moment”: Exploring the Boundaries of Interpretation on the Recognition of Queer Families, 32 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 655 (2006); Richard F. Storrow, Rescuing Children from the Marriage Movement: The Case Against Marital Status Discrimination in Adoption and Assisted Reproduction, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 305 (2006); Protecting Children: An Annotated Bibliography, 19 J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial Law. 401 (2005); Camille S. Williams, Family Norms in Adoption Law: Safeguarding the Best Interests of the Adopted Child,18 St. Thomas L. Rev. 681 (2005); 2006, Lynn D. Wardle, Global Perspective on Procreation and Parentage by Assisted Reproduction, 35 Cap. U. L. Rev. 413 (2007); Kathy T. Graham, Same-sex Couples: Their Rights as Parents, and Their Children’s Rights as Children, 48 Santa Clara L. Rev. 999 (2008).)
Sociocultural Issues, the Law and the Future of our Civilization, National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality Collected Papers (NARTH 2003).

Prom Mom Killers: Distorted Statistics, Blame Shift, and Their Impact on Punishment for Neonaticide, 9 Wm & Mary Women's L. J. 43 (Fall 2002) (with Scott Liverman)(cited in Amy D. Wills,  Neonaticide: The Necessity of Syndrome Evidence When Safe Haven Legislation Falls Short,  77 Temp. L. Rev. 1001 (Winter 2004); Jennifer R. Racine, A Dangerous Place for Society and its Troubled Young Women, A Call for an End to Newborn Safe Haven Laws in Wisconsin and Beyond, 20 Wis. Women’s L.J. 243 (2005); Susan Ayres, Who is to Shame? Narratives of Neonaticide, 14 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 55 (2007).)
The Collateral Effects of Civil Unions on Family Law, 11 Widener J. Pub. L. 451 (2002); cited in John G. Culhane, The Heterosexual Agenda, 13 Weidner L. J. 759 (2004); Melissa Durand, From Political Questions to Human Rights: The Global Debate on Same-Sex Marriage and its Implications for U.S. Law, 5 Regent J. Int’l L. 269  (2007).

Adoption, Race, Foster Care and the Exodus 2 Paradigm, National Litigation Academy IX CD-ROM, Alliance Defense Fund (November 2002).

Fairness, Accuracy and Honesty in Discussing Homosexuality and Marriage, 14 Regent L. Rev. 249 (2002) coauthored with Dr. Mark Yarhouse;reprinted at Social Science Research Network www.SSRN.comavailable athttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=269418 (May 2002).

How Will the Proliferation and Recognition of Domestic Partnerships Affect Marriage? 4 J. Fam. Stud. 105 (2002); also available athttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol13/papers.cfm. (cited in Katherine Shaw Spaht,Revolution and Counter-Revolution: The Future of Marriage in the Law, 49 Loyola L. Rev. 1 (Spring 2003); Lynn D. Wardle, Counting the Costs of Civil Unions: Some Potential Detrimental Effects on Family Law, 11 Widener J. Pub. L. 401 (2002); Michael Scaperlanda, Kulturkampf in the Backwaters: Homosexuality and Immigration Law, 11 Widener J. Pub. L. 475 (2002); Katherine Shaw Spaht, The Last One Hundred Years: The Incredible Retreat of Law from the Regulation of Marriage, 63 La. L. Rev. 243 (Winter 2003); Herma Hill Kay, “Making Marriage and Divorce Safe for Women” Revisited, 32 Hofstra L. Rev. 71 (2003); Lynn D. Wardle, The Curious Case of the Missing Legal Analysis, 18 B.Y.U. J. Pub. L. 309 (2003); Lynn D. Wardle, 116 Harv. L. Rev. 1026 (2003); Nancy K. Kubasek, Alex Frondorf and Kevin J. Minnick,Civil Union Statutes: A Shortcut to Legal Equality for Same-Sex Partners in a Landscape Littered with Defense of Marriage Acts, 15 J. Law. & Pub. Pol'y 229 (Spring 2004); Appendix A, Law Review Articles citing Baker v. Vermont, Justin W. Starr, 18 BYU J. Pub.L 353 (2004); Nancy D. Polikoff, Making Marriage Matter Less: The ALI Domestic Partner Principles Are One Step In The Right Direction, 2004 U. Chi. Legal F. 353; Mary Kay Kisthardt, 19 J. Am. Acad. Matrimonial L. 223 (2005); Domestic Partnerships: What the United States Should Learn from France’s Experience, 24 Penn St. Int’l L. Rev. 683 (2006); Laura A. Rosenbury, Friends with Benefits? 106 Mich. L. Rev. 189 (2007); Melissa Durand, From Political Questions to Human Rights: The Global Debate on Same-Sex Marriage and its Implications for U.S. Law, 5 Regent J. Int’l L. 269 (2007); Erin Cleary, New Jersey Domestic Partnership Act in the Aftermath of Lewis v. Harris: Should New Jersey Expand the Act to Include All Unmarried Cohabitants? 60 Rutgers L. Rev. 519 (2008); Shahar Lifshitz, A Potential Lesson from the Israeli
Experience for the American Same-Sex Marriage Debate, 22 BYU J. Pub. L. 359 (2008).)

What do VAWA, Elian and Grandparents Have in Common? Federal Involvement in Family (Law) Governance, Virginia Lawyer 18 (Feb. 2001); reprinted in Elian Gonzalez: The Critical Reader, Paul Allatson, ed. (published by the Institute for International Studies, Sydney, Australia)(2007).  
Marriage and the Intact Family: The Significance of Michael H. v. Gerald D.,491 U.S. 110 (1989), 22 Whittier L. Rev. 327(2000);(cited in June Carbone,Which Ties Bind? Redefining the Parent-Child Relationship in an Age of Genetic Certainty, 11 Wm. & Mary Bill of Rts. J. 1011 (2003); Marie A. Failinger, A Peace Proposal for the Same-Sex Marriage Wars: Restoring the Household to its Proper Place, 10 Wm. & Mary J. of Women & L. 195 (2004); Niccol Kording, Nature v. Nurture: Children Left Fatherless and Family-Less When Nature Prevails in Paternity Actions, 65 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 811 (2004); June Carbone, The Legal Definition of Parenthood: Uncertainty at the Core of Family Identity, 65 La. L. Rev. 1295 (2005); David M. Wagner, The Man Who Declines to be Socrates: Justice Scalia, Truth, and the Jurisprudence of Tradition, 12 Widener L. Rev. 473 (2006); Mary Patricia Byrn, From Right to Wrong: A Critique of the 2000 Uniform Parentage Act, 16 UCLA Women's L.J. 163 (2007).)
The Rising Tide of Juvenile Violence: The Natural Disaster of Values Free Education, Culture and Families, 1 Barry U. L. Rev. 109 (2000); (cited as authority in Min Kang, The Parent/Child Relationship: Parents as Scapegoats, 16 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 15 (20007).)

The Rise and Fall of Women’s Rights: Have Sexuality and Reproductive Freedom Forfeited Victory? 6 William & Mary Journal of Women and Law 381, (Winter 2000)(co-authored with Colleen Holmes)(cited in The Truth About Women’s Rights, Janet Benshoof, 6 William & Mary Journal of Women and Law 423 (Winter 2000); Dana Neacsu, Tempest in a Teacup or the Mystique of Sexual Legal Discourse, 38 Gonz. L. Rev. 601 (2002-03); RECENT CASE: Constitutional Law - Substantive Due Process - Eleventh Circuit Upholds Florida Statute Barring Gays from Adopting. -- Lofton v. Secretary of the Department of Children & Family Services, 538 F.3d 804 (11th Cir. 2004), 117 Harv. L. Rev. 2791 (June 2004); Cheryl B. Preston, Women in Traditional Religions: Refusing to Let Patriarchy (or Feminism) Separate us from the Source of Our Liberation, 22 Miss. C. L. Rev. 185 (2003); Michael Scaperlanda, Rehabilitating the “Mystery Passage”: An Examination of the Supreme Court’s Anthropology Using the Personalistic Norm Explicit in the Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla, 45 J. Cath. Leg. Stud. 631 (2006)). 

A Comparative Survey of Covenant Marriage Proposals in the United States, 12 Regent Law Review 31 (1999)(cited in Julia Halloran McLaughlin, Should Marital Property Rights Be Inalienable? Preserving the Marriage Ante, 82 Neb. L. Rev. 460 (2003); James Herbie DiFonzo, Customized Marriage, 75 Ind. L. J. 875 (2000); Samuel Pyeatt Menefee, The “Sealed Knot”: A Preliminary Bibliography of “Covenant Marriage,” 12 Regent U. L. Rev. 145 (1999); Daniel W. Olivas, Tennessee Considers Adopting the Louisiana Covenant Marriage Act: A Law Waiting to be Ignored, 71 Tenn. L. Rev. 769 (2004)); Jessica A. Clarke, Adverse Possession of Identity: Radical Theory, Conventional Practice,84 Or. L. Rev. 563 (2005); Major Bruce D. Page, Book Review: American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, 190 Mil. L. Rev. 175 (2007).

Of Princesses, Charities, Trustees, and Fairytales: A Lesson of the Simple Wishes of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, 21 Hawaii L. Rev. 393 (Winter 1999) with J. Robert M. M. Seto; cited in  Limiting Dead Hand Control of Charitable Trusts: Expanding the Use of the Cy Pres Doctrine, Alex M. Johnson, Jr., 21 Hawaii L. Rev. 353 (Winter 1999); Crystal K. Glendon, A Political Solution for a Legacy Under Attack: The Akaka Bill’s Potential Effect on the Kamehameha Schools, 26 Hawaii L. Rev. 69 (2003); Doug Repasi, Phony Philanthropy: The Attack and Defense of Nonprofit Organizations From Fraud and Abuse, 5 Hous. Bus. & Tax L.J. 480 (2005); Alfred L. Brophy, Aloha Jurisprudence: Equity Rules in Property, 85 Or. L. Rev. 771 (2006); Craig W. Jerome, Balancing Authority and Responsibility: The Forbes Cave Collection, NAGpra, Hawai’I, 29 Hawaii L. Rev. 163 (2006).

Integrating Religion, Faith, and Morality in Traditional Law School Courses, 11 Regent U. L. Rev. 49 (1998)(with Dr. Mary A. Scarlato)(cited in Michael Lewyn, Suburban Sprawl, Jewish Law, and Jewish Values, 13 Southeastern Envtl. L.J. 1 (2004).

Domestic Relations, 32 U. Richmond L. Rev. 1165 (Nov. 1998); cited as authority in, James Joseph Duane, The Bizarre Drafting Errors in the Virginia Statute on Privileged Marital Communications,12 Regent U. L. Rev. 91 (1999); Samuel Pyeatt Menefee, The “Sealed Knot”: A Preliminary Bibliography of “Covenant Marriage,” 12 Regent U. L. Rev. 145 (1999).

What is a Christian University, Regent University Center for Instructional Development Web (1999), www.regent.edu/idsrepublished in part in 1 Foundations 3 (1999).

Liberty and Marriage-Baehr and Beyond: Due Process in 1998, 12 BYU J. Pub. L. 253 (1998) (cited in Mark Strasser, Loving, Baehr, and the Right to Marry: On Legal Argumentation and Sophistical Rhetoric, 24 Nova. L. Rev. 769 (2000); Kevin G. Clarkson, The Alaska Marriage Amendment: The People’s Choice on the Last Frontier, 16 Alaska L. Rev. 213 (1999); Mary Bonauto,The Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples: The Reply Brief of Plaintiffs Stan Baker et al. In Baker et al v. State of Vermont, 6 Mich. J. Gender & L. 1 (1999); David Orgon Coolidge and William C. Duncan, Definition or Discrimination?  State Marriage Recognition Statutes in the “Same-Sex Marriage” Debate, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 3 (1998); Robert A. Destro,Introduction, 47 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1207 (1998); David Orgon Coolidge,Playing the Loving Card: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Analogy, 12 BYU J. Pub. L. 201 (1998)); Appellant’s brief, Baker v. Vermont, 98-032 (Vt. Sup. Ct. Dec. 20, 1999); Kim Forde-Mazrui, Learning Law Through the Lens of Race, 21 J. L. & Politics 1 (2005); Lynn D. Wardle and Lincoln C. Oliphant,In Praise of Loving: Reflections on the “Loving Analogy” for Same-Sex Marriage, 51 How. L.J. 117 (2007); Lynn D. Wardle & Lincoln C. Oliphant, In Praise of Loving Reflections on the “Loving Analogy” for Same-Sex Marriage,51 How. L.J.117 (2007)).

Sex at Six: The Victimization of Innocence and Other Concerns over Children’s “Rights,” 36 Brandeis J. Fam. L. 361 (Summer1997)(lead article, co-authored with Maria E. Lawrence)(cited in Jodi Leibowitz, Criminal Statutes of Limitations: An Obstacle to the Prosecution and Punishment of Child Sexual Abuse, 25 Cardozo L. Rev. 907 (Dec. 2003).

Sex Selection Abortion and the Boomerang Effect of a Woman’s Right to Choose: A Paradox of the Skeptics, 4 Wm & Mary J. Women & L. 91 (Winter 1997); cited in Vineet Chander, “It’s (Still) a Boy…”: Making the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act as an Effective Weapon in India’s Struggle to Stamp Out Female Feticide, 36 Geo. Wash. Int'l L. Rev. 453 (2004); James DiFonzo,Customized Marriage, 75 Ind. L. J. 875 (2000); Naryung Kim, Breaking Free from Patriarchy: A Comparative Study of Sex Selection Abortions in Korea and the United States,17 UCLA Pac. Basin L. J. 301 (1999); Kindra L. Gromelski,You Made Your Bed… Now You are Going to Pay for it: An Analysis of the Effects Virginia’s Mandatory Paternal Identification in AFDC Cases will have on the Rights of Unwed Fathers, 5 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 383 (1999); Paul M. Kurtz, 1999 Annual Survey of Periodical Literature, 32 Fam. L. Q. 875 (1999); Alisonn Wood Manhoff, Banned and Enforced: The Immediate Answer to a Problem without an Immediate solution – how India can prevent another generation of ‘missing girls,” 38 Van. J. Transnat’l. L. 889 (May 1, 2005); Maneesha Deckha, (Not) Reproducing the Cultural, Racial and Embodied Other: A Feminist Response to Canada’s Partial Ban on Sex Selection, 16 UCLA Women’s L. J. 1 (2007).

Women and Assisted Suicide: Exposing the Gender Vulnerability to Acquiescent Death, 4 Cardozo Women’s L. J. 241 (Winter 1997)(with Britney N. Brigner), cited in Daniel Gilman, Heuristic: Law and Economics and the Debate over Physician-Assisted Suicide, 83 Or. L. Rev. 1239 (Winter 2004)                 

“Honey I Froze the Kids”: Implications for Marriage and the Family in Light of Reproductive Technology, 46 Virg. Lawyer 37 (April 1998)(reprinted in Minn. Fam. L. J., October 1998).

“The Family Advisor”: The New Trend for Athletes with Family Values, 14 U. Miami Entertainment & Sports L. Rev. 113 (1997)(with Joseph A. Kohm, Jr.); cited in Mark Doman, Attorneys as Athlete-Agents: Reconciling the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct with the Practice of Athlete Representation, 5 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 37 (2003).

A Reply to “Principles and Prejudice”: Marriage and the Realization that Principles Win Over Political Will, 22 J. Contemporary L. 293 (1996); cited inMark Strasser, Adoption and the Best Interests of the Child: On the Use and Abuse of Studies, 38 New Eng. L. Rev. 629 (2004); Mark Strasser, Adoption, Best Interests, and the Constitution: On Rational Basis Scrutiny and the Avoidance of Absurd Results,5 J. L. Fam. Stud. 297 (2003); Paul M. Kurtz,1998 Annual Survey of Periodical Literature, 31 Fam. L. Q. 823 (1998); David Orgon Coolidge, Playing the Loving Card: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Analogy, 12 BYU J. Pub. L. 201 (1998); Jeffrey A. Kershaw, Towards an Establishment Theory of Gay Personhood, 58 Vand. L. Rev. 555 (March 2005); Eric Engle, Knight’s Gambit to Fool’s Mate: Beyond Legal Realism, 41 Val. U. L. Rev. 1633 (2007).

The New Paradigm for the Feminine Mystique: The Authentic Women’s Perspective, 2 Liberty, Life & Family 259 (June 1996).

The Homosexual “Union”: Should Gay and Lesbian Partnerships be Granted the Same Status as Marriage? 22 Journal of Contemporary Law 51 (Spring 1996)(cited in James Herbie DiFonzo, Customized Marriage, 75 Ind. L. J. 875 (2000); Williams v. North Carolina, Divorce Recognition, and Same-Sex Marriage Recognition, Lynn D. Wardle, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 187 (1998); Mark Strasser, Natural Law and Same-Sex Marriage, 48 DePaul L. Rev. 51 (1998); Kathryn Dean Kendell, Principles and Prejudice: Lesbian and Gay Civil Marriage and the Realization of Equality, 22 J.Contemp. L. 81 (1996); Joseph W. McKnight, Family Law: Husband and Wife, 51 SMU L. Rev. 1047 (1998); Gilbert A. Holmes, The Conversations about the Intersecting Institutions of Marriage, 4 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 143 (1998); Maggie Gallagher and Joshua K. Baker, Do Moms and Dads Matter: Evidence From the Social Sciences on Family Structure and the Best Interests of the Child, 4 Margins 161 (2004); E. Gary Spitko, Sexual Orientation: Public Perceptions: From Queer to Paternity: How Primary Gay Fathers are Changing Fatherhood and Gay Identity, 24 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 195 (2005); William C. Duncan,The Case for a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution, Civil Rights, Religion & Same-Sex Marriage: Where are we Going? 30 T. Marshall L. Rev. 145 (2005); Kara M. L. Young, Prudent Use of Judicial Minimalism: Why Minimalism May Not be Appropriate in the Context of Same-Sex Marriage, 27 Hawaii L. Rev. 501 (2005). Carlos A. Ball, Blurring of the Lines: Children and Bans on Interracial Unions and Same-sex Marriages, 76 Fordham L. Rev. 2733 (2008),

A Fresh Perspective on Women and Motherhood: The Traditional Values Mother Is One of a Few Good Men, 81 Women Lawyers J. 8 (June 1995).

Designer Babies: Are Test Tubes and Microbes Replacing Romance?  Relevant Legal Issues and DNA, 16 Am. J. Forensic Medicine & Pathology 1 (1995)(with Kathleen A. Miller).

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Additional Presentations

Estate Planning Success for Women, Barnabas Foundation, Key Note Address and Workshop, September 17, 2008, (Chicago, IL).

Estate Planning Success for Women, Bon Secours Healthcare Foundation, Key Note Address and Panel Discussion, September 24, 2008 (Richmond, VA).

Choosing a Client is like Choosing a bottle of wine: How to Choose Wisely and Ethically, Virginia Bar Association CLE presentation, July 18, 2008 (Homestead, VA).

SEALS Summer Conference, New Scholars Presentations on Law and Religion, Moderator, July 30, 2007 (Palm Beach, FL).

State of Marriage in America, State Of The Family Symposium, National Center for Family Law, Richmond University T.C. Williams School of Law, September 16, 2007.

Same-Sex Parent Adoption Comparative Law in Europe. International Society of Family Law, Eastern European Regional Conference, July 17, 2007, Chester, England.

The Convention on Rights of Children: Debate with Prof. James Dwyer, Pubic Interest Law at Regent, Annual Conference, Feb. 10, 2006.

Creating Dialogue out of Controversy: Same-sex Marriage, Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, Oct. 26, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Virginia Municipal Conference, Same-sex Marriage and the Virginia Constitutional Marriage Amendment, Oct. 17, 2006, Virginia Beach, VA.

Estate Planning Success for Women, OhioHealth, Columbus, OH, October 4, 2006.

Adoption Law: An Overview of the Basics & Foresight into Current Trends, National Litigation Academy, Alliance Defense Fund, Laguna Nigel, CA, July 5, 2006.

"Got Birth Control?" Vanderbilt University, Symposium: law, divinity & medicine, Feb 2, 2006.

Estate Planning Success for Women, Bethany Christian Services of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, VA, Feb. 24, 2006.

Gender Law: Defining the Parental Rights of Gays and Lesbians, University of Virginia, Conference on Public Service and the law, available athttp://www.student.virginia.edu/~law-conf/2006/, March 17-18, 2006.

Same-sex Marriage, Civil Unions or Domestic Partnerships, A Debate at T.C. Williams Richmond U. L. School, November 2005.
Estate Planning Success for Women, American Heart Association, NY, NY, November 2005.

Estate Planning Success for Women, SUNY, University at Albany, and Hudson Valley Community College Heritage Association, Albany, NY, October 2005.

Schiavo Law-Fact Paradigm, Regent Students for Life, November, 2005.

Regent Reads C.S. Lewis: Common Read Lectures: Finding Yourself in the Chronicles of Narnia, Feb 21, 2006.

Schiavo Law-Fact Paradigm, Tidewater Pastor’s Council, Virginia Beach, VA, April 10, 2005.

Renaissance of Marriage, Weidner Law Symposium, Weidner, PA, November 6, 2004.

Estate Planning Success for Women, National Conference on Planned Giving, Dallas, TX, October 21, 2004.

Roe at 30: Examining the Constitutionality of Roe v. Wade and Its Progeny, and Projecting Its Impact Into the Future, Virginia Society for Human Life, January 2003.

Adoption: The Legal Basics on Providing for Orphans, Alliance Defense Fund, National Litigation Academy, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2002.

Numerous Presentations for Teen Pact Judicial, Annual Summer Workshop, Regent University. 
Numerous Presentations for Public Interest Law at Regent (PILAR).

Television & Radio Programs

National Public Radio affiliate KUER, Salt Lake City, UT, County Domestic Partnership Ordinance discussion, July 26, 2005.

Denmark Radio Network, Religion in America, Nov. 2005.

Newswatch, CBN Television Network, Review of Three Lesbian Custody Cases in California, May 26, 2005.

National Public Radio (NPR), SHOW: Morning Edition 10:00 AM EST NPR, Barbara Bagley Haggerty, May 6, 2005 Friday, “…Regent University Law School's mission is to integrate the will of God and the nation's law ... law. Teaching here, says Lynne Marie Kohm, allows her to expand the boundaries of legal thinking….

WTAR, “Ask the Experts,” Regent Law, w/ Eleanor Brown, Mar. 31, 2005, Norfolk, VA.

Newspaper & Periodical Publications quoting Kohm

- Targeted News Service, August 16, 2007, Richmond, Va.: University Of Richmond Family Law Center To Host State Of The Family Symposium, Targeted News Service.
... a dozen presenters are Lynn Kohm, John Brown McCarty Professor of
- Kay Young, WAVY TV, Marriage Amendment, interview, Oct. 25, 2006.
- Gillian Gaynair, Some unwed heterosexual couples wary of vote, Virginian-Pilot, Nov. 1, 2006.  
- Chris L. Jenkins, Va. Ban’s Reach is at Center of Fight, Same-Sex Marriage on November Ballot, Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2006, at B01.
- Sandra Jill Pennecke, 
Family Law Professor lauds family for contributing to her recognition, The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, Va.), July 7, 2005 Thursday, Beacon Edition, Pg. V20.
- The Future of Our Civilization, Sought Out Newsletter, October 30, 2003.
FTC Regulations and Their Effect on Family Lawyers, VSB Family Law Section Newsletter, April 2003.
- “Group Wants Hearing to Protest New Foster Rules,” Interviewed and cited by staff writer, Elizabeth Simpson, 
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia), July 12, 2000.
- “Rules Would Let Parents Spank Foster Children.”  Interviewed and cited by staff writer, Elizabeth Simpson, 
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia), July 1, 2000.
- "Covenant Marriage Endorses Lifetime Vows" op-ed piece, 
The Virginian-Pilot, Feb. 21, 1998, at C12; cited in James Duane, 12 Regent U. L. Rev. 145 (1999).
- "
Family Values - Differing Values," Impact Magazine, Vol. 6 Issue 2, at 16 (Nov.1996).
- Nearly 30 Family Law Monthly Columns in the Hampton Roads Christian community newspaper.

  • Family Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Property Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Bioethics

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