Robin Fretwell Wilson


Robin Fretwell Wilson
is the Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois System.  She is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and former Associate Dean for Public Engagement at the University of Illinois College of Law.  The author of eleven books, Professor Wilson has ranked among the Top Ten Family Law Scholars in the United States for scholarly impact in each ranking done by the Leiter Report since 2010.  She co-directs the University of Illinois College of Law’s Epstein Health Law & Policy Program and founded and co-directs its Family Law & Policy Program. Professor Wilson also founded and directs the Tolerance Means Dialogues and the Fairness for All Initiative, both which are made possible with private philanthropic support. Professor Wilson chairs the Institute of Government and Public Affairs’ the Substance Abuse Disorder Working Group, is a founding member of the Genomic Security and Privacy Theme of the Carl R. Woese Institute For Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and holds appointments at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. A member of the American Law Institute and a Fulbright Specialist, Professor Wilson has thrice been honored for her work with lawmakers on innovative laws.

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