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Professor Emeritus Chester is the author of From Here to Eternity? Property and the Dead Hand (2007); the award-winning Inheritance, Wealth, and Society (1982); and Unequal Access: Women Lawyers in a Changing America (1985). He has published numerous articles dealing with inheritance and trust law and the law of assisted reproduction. He taught Wills, Estates, and Trusts and a seminar on bioethics. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
History's Orphan: Arthur MacLean and the Legal Education of Women,
46 New Eng. L. Rev. 65
Embryonic Stem Cell Therapeutics: Balancing Medical Need, Scientific Progress and Bioethics,
20 Health Matrix J. L. & Med. 203
(2010) (with Robert Sackstein)
The Psychology of Dead Hand Control,
43 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 505
Women, Property and Letters of the Law in Early Modern England,
54 Am J. Legal History 480
(2007) Nancy E. Wright et al (Book Review)
From here to Eternity? Property and the Dead Hand
The Law of Trusts and Trustees
(3d ed.2005) Sections 411-470 (with George Gleason Bogert and George Taylor Bogert)
Grantor Standing to Enforce Charitable Transfers under Sectio 405(c) of the Uniform Trust Code and Related Law: How Important Is It and How Extensive Should It Be?,
37 Real Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 697
Mediation and Jury Trials as Means of Resolving Will Contests,
1 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 267
The Use of Mediation and Jury Trials in Will Contests,
1 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 2
(2001) Symposium issue RE: Joint Program, AALS Sections on Donative Transfers and Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2000 Annual Meeting.
Property: Legal Aspects of Intergenerational Transmission,
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Inheritance in American Legal Thought,
Inheritance and Wealth in America
Is the Right to Devise Property Constitutionally Protected?,
24 Sw. U. L. Rev. 1195
(1995) Portions appear in Waggoner, Alexander, and Fellows, Family Property Law (2nd ed. 1997). (2 page excerpt reprinted in Waggoner, Alexander, and Fellows, Family Property Law, Foundation Press, Spring 1997).
Unequal Access Women Lawyers in a Changing America
(1984) [partially supported by a Radcliffe Research Grant (Mellon Foundation)]. Reviewed, e.g., in 84 Mich. L. Rev. 1052 (1986). This book, inter alia, traces the early history of New England School of Law.
Inheritance, Wealth, and Society
(1982) Reviewed, e.g., in 96 Harv. L. Rev. 775 (1983); 81 Mich. L. Rev. 1111 (1983); 3 Int'l Rev. of L. & Econ. (1983). Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1983 (Philosophy). (Choice magazine reviews all scholarly publications in a given year).
Professor Chester can comment on the following subjects:
- Assisted Reproduction
- Charities and the Law
- Cloning, Human
- Estate Law
- Inheritance Tax
- Legal Education, First-Year Doctrine
- Posthumous Conception and Inheritance Issues
- Property Law
- Wealth, Distribution of
- Women in the Legal Profession