Margaret F. Brinig
The Fritz Duda Family Professor of Law
Margaret F. Brinig, who recently published Law, Family and Community: Supporting the Covenant, is known for her empirical analysis of family law. Widely published, Brinig has worked with co-authors in law, economics, sociology, medicine, and public health.
Brinig is a member of the American Association of Law Schools, the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section and Divorce Reform Committee, and the American Law Institute. She is an officer of the American Association of Law Schools Law and Economics Section, the International Society of Family Law, and the Canadian Law and Economics Association. In addition to her role as Duda Professor, she serves as associate dean for faculty research in the Law School.
In 2009, Fr. John Jenkins, Notre Dame President, asked Brinig to co-chair the University’s Task Force on Supporting the Choice for Life, an initiative intended to broaden and deepen the University’s witness to Catholic teaching on the sanctity of life.
The Duda Professorship was endowed by Notre Dame Trustee and parent Fritz L. Duda. He and his wife, Mary Lee, have established professorships in each of Notre Dame’s colleges and schools.