Emeritus Professor Mary Louise Fellows is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of trusts and estates, federal tax law, and feminist jurisprudence. She teaches courses on wills and trusts, estate planning, taxation, and feminist theory. Professor Fellows is the first Everett Fraser Professor of Law and is the first woman to hold a permanent appointment to an endowed chair at the University of Minnesota.
Professor Fellows graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an Editor of the University of Michigan Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Coif. Upon graduation from law school, she joined the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Law. In 1982, she became a Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. In addition to serving as a tenured member of these faculties, Professor Fellows has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University Law School, Harvard University Law School, Cornell University Law School, and the University of Michigan Law School. She was the Visiting Everett Fraser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School during the 1989-90 academic year and was named the Everett Fraser Professor of Law in 1990. Professor Fellows was a recipient of the 1996 John K. & Elsie Lampert Fesler Research Grant.
Professor Fellows is a member of the American Law Institute. She is an Adviser for the Restatement of the Law, Third-Property (Donative Transfers) and for the Restatement of Law, Third-Trusts. Professor Fellows also serves as the representative of law schools on the Joint Editorial Board of the Uniform Probate Code. She completed a Ph.D. in Anglo-Saxon and Early Medieval literature at the University of Minnesota in 2005.
For additional information on Professor Fellows, please see her curriculum vitae.
Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests (Foundation Press, 3d ed., 2002; 4th ed., 2006)
(with Lawrence W. Waggoner, Gregory S. Alexander & Gallanis Thomas P.)
Law and Violence Against Women: Cases and Materials on Systems of Oppression (Carolina Academic Press, 1994) (Supps. 2000, 2004)
(with Beverly Balos)
Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice (New York University Press, 2000) (co-editor with The Social Justice Group at The Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota)
Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests (Foundation Press, 2d ed., 1997)
(with Lawrence W. Waggoner & Gregory S. Alexander)
Taxing America (New York University Press, 1996) (co-editor)
(with Karen Brown)
Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests (Foundation Press, 1991)
(with Lawrence W. Waggoner, Richard V. Wellman & Gregory S. Alexander)
Supplement on the Tax Reform Act of 1976 (American Law Institute-American Bar Association on Continuing Professional Education, 1977) (supplementing Douglas A. Kahn & Earl M. Colson, Federal Taxation of Estates, Gifts, and Trusts (American Law Institute-American Bar Association on Continuing Professional Education, 2d ed., 1975))
AEthelgifu's Will as Hagiography, in Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England 82 (University of Toronto Press, 2013)
Eighteenth-Century Moral Sentiments in Defense of the Twenty-First Century Estate Tax: What Adam Smith and Jane Austen Teach Us, in Beyond Economic Efficiency in United States Tax Law (David A. Brennen, Karen B. Brown & Darryll K. Jones, eds., Wolters Kluwer, 2013)
Violence, in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies 235 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
Donative Promises Redux, in Property Law and Legal Education: Essays in Honor of John E. Cribbet 27 (Peter Hay & Michael H. Hoeflich, eds., University of Illinois Press, 1988)
Costly Mistakes: Undertaxed Business Owners and Overtaxed Workers, 81 George Washington Law Review 329 (2013)
(with Lily Kahng)