Merril Sobie




Merril Sobie is Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law.  Prior to coming to Pace in 1978, he worked first as a law assistant and then Assistant to the Director of Administration of the Courts in the First Department, followed by service as an Executive Officer of Family Court in New York City from 1971 to 1975 and Project Director of the Division of Criminal Justice Services from  1976 to 1978. 


Professor Sobie was graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1961) and New York University School of Law (J.D., 1964). 


He has written a treatise on “Family Court Practice” and also “The Creation of Juvenile Justice:  A History of New York’s Children’s Laws.”  He writes the McKinney’s Practice Commentaries to the Domestic Relations Law and Family Court Act.  He has written a number of articles on juvenile delinquency and other Family Court and family law subjects. 


Professor Sobie has served as chair of the Committee on Children and the Law of the New York State Bar Association, and in 2000 was awarded the Association’s Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare.


(Produced by the editor based on information furnished by Professor Sobie.)



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