Robin Fretwell Wilson is the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law.  The author of twenty-two 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 College of Law’s Epstein Health Law & Policy Program, as well as its Family Law & Policy Program. Professor Wilson also founded and directs the Tolerance Means Dialogues, made possible with private philanthropic support, to bridge divides in the culture war. A member of the American Law Institute, Professor Wilson has eight times been honored for her work with lawmakers on innovative laws that address thorny questions, such as how to mesh LGBT rights with protections for religious belief and practice—including the 2022 Respect for Marriage Act, hailed as the most significant LGBT piece of legislation in the last decade. With Professor June Carbone, she edits the International Survey of Family Law.


Fulbright Award in Law and Sustainability / NOVA School of Law

Position, Home Institution: Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, College of Law

Field of Study: Law – Human Rights

Project Title: “Can AI Unleash Human Rights for All and Achieve a Sustainable Détente in the Culture Wars?”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, NOVA School of Law, Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month):4 months, starting in September 2024