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Faculty Fellow

Eve Brank

Focus Areas
Civil & Government Systems
Community Engagement
Health & Behavioral Health

Dr. Eve Brank received her J.D. (2000) and Ph.D (2001) from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the Law-Psychology Program. She joined the UNL faculty in 2008 and is part of the law-psychology and social programs. She is also the Director of the Center on Children, Families, and the Law.

Her research primarily focuses on the way the law intervenes (and sometimes interferes) in family and personal decision making.  In particular, she studies the public support, implementation, and effectiveness of parental responsibility laws within the context of the juvenile justice system and the legal requirements of elder care giving. Dr. Brank also studies issues related to decision making in the context of government searches and plea negotiations.


Ph.D., Law-Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2001

J.D., Law-Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2000