Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-2093
AB, 1977, Dartmouth College
JD, 1982, Yale University
Professor Singer joined the faculty in 1985 after serving as Revson fellow in women's law and public policy and adjunct clinical professor at the Georgetown University Law Center's Sex Discrimination Clinic. Following her graduation from law school, where she was articles editor of the Yale Journal of World Public Order, she served for a year as clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and then for two years as a litigation associate at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.
Professor Singer is the co-author of Family Law: Cases Materials and Problems (1998) and she has written widely on constitutional law, family law and children's issues. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a liaison member of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. She is a past Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools and a current member of the Editorial Board of the Family Court Review.
Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution (2015) (with Jane C. Murphy). [Abstract]
Editor, Resolving Family Conflicts (2008) (with Jane Murphy).
Family Law: Cases, Problems And Materials (2d ed. 1998) (with others).
Legal Regulation of Marriage: From Status to Contract and Back Again?, in Strategies To Strengthen Marriage: What Do We Know? What Do We Need To Know? (1998). [Full Text]
Moving Family Dispute Resolution from the Court System to the Community, 75 Maryland Law Review Endnotes 9 (2016).
Bargaining in the Shadow of the Best-Interests Standard: The Close Connection Between Substance and Process in Resolving Divorce-Related Parenting Disputes, 77 Law & Contemporary Problems, no. 1, 2014, at 177. [Full Text]
Dispute Resolution and the Post-Divorce Family: Implications of a Paradigm Shift, 47 Family Court Review 363 (2009). [Full Text]
Hamdan as an Assertion of Judicial Power, 66 Maryland Law Review 759 (2007). [Full Text]
Juristocracy in the Trenches: Problem-Solving Judges and Theraputic Jurisprudence in Drug Treatment Courts and Unified Family Courts, 65 Maryland Law Review 82 (2006) (with Richard Boldt). [Full Text]
Marriage, Biology, and Paternity: The Case for Revitalizing the Marital Presumption, 65 Maryland Law Review 246 (2006). [Full Text]
Still Hostile After All These Years? Gender, Work & Family Revisited, 44 Villanova Law Review 297 (1999). [Full Text]
Adoption, Identity and the Constitution, 2 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 150 (1999). [Full Text]
Husbands, Wives and Human Capital: Why the Shoe Won't Fit, 31 Family Law Quarterly 117 (1997).
Alimony and Efficiency: The Gendered Costs and Benefits of the Economic Justification for Alimony, 82 Georgetown Law Journal 2423 (1994). [Full Text]
Divorce Obligations and Bankruptcy Discharge: Rethinking the Support/Property Distinction, 30 Harvard Journal on Legislation 43 (1993). [Full Text]
The Privatization of Family Law, 1992 Wisconsin Law Review 1443. [Full Text]
Women's Work, 11 Report from the Institute Of Philosophy & Public Policy 1 (Winter 1991), reprinted in 17 Women's International Network News, Autumn, 1991, at 74. [Full Text]
Divorce Reform and Gender Justice, 67 North Carolina Law Review 301 (1989). [Full Text]
Women in the Law School: It's Time for More Change, 6 Law & Inequality 135 (1988) (with Karen Czapanskiy) [Full Text]
A Dissent on Joint Custody, 47 Maryland Law Review 497 (1988) (with William B. Reynolds). [Full Text]
Jana Singer of the School of Law was quoted in the story, "Uber for Divorce? These Startups Are Bringing DIY Divorces to the Masses," in Observer.com
Jana Singer and Martha Ertman of the School of Law were quoted in the article "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law" on UMB News.