Family Law

Eve Brank

Eve M. Brank Professor of Psychology and Courtesy Professor of Law

Dr. 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. Prior to joining the Nebraska faculty, Dr. Brank was on the faculty in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Florida. 

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 lega requirements of elder care giving. Dr. Brank also studies issues related to decision making in the context of government searchs and plea negotiations.

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Jane Langan Mach

Jane Langan Mach Adjunct Law Professor

Jane Langan Mach is a Partner with Rembolt Ludtke LLP. She was admitted to the Nebraska Supreme Court in 1995 after graduating from UNL College of Law with Highest Distinction in 1995, and was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004.  She is an American Bar Association Fellow (limited to 1/3 of 1% of lawyers) and served as State Chair from 2010-2014). She has been a Great Plains Super Lawyer in Business Law and Family Law since 2009 and is a regular speaker at the annual family law seminar. She is a member of the Lincoln Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar, American Bar Association, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, and American Association for Justice. She serves on numerous committees for the Nebraska State Bar Association, has served in the House of Delegates since 2007, and has chaired the Legislation Committee, Budget and Planning Committee, Barrister’s Ball and Annual Meeting Committees.

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Professor Ryan SUllivan

Ryan Sullivan Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Professor Sullivan joined the Law College faculty in August, 2013, as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinical Law Program. He received his B.A. from Colorado State University-Pueblo while completing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, majoring in business administration. Thereafter he attended California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Master’s in Health Sciences. After a career in the fitness industry, he enrolled at UNL College of Law where he served as an editor of the Nebraska Law Review, the Chair of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the National Trial Team. Following graduation, Professor Sullivan joined the law firm of Kinsey, Rowe, Becker and Kistler where he practiced in the area of general civil litigation.

As the Director of the Civil Clinic, Professor Sullivan supervises student attorneys providing legal services to veterans and underserved populations in the areas of tenant rights, debt collection defense, criminal record rehabilitation, estate planning, family law, and other civil matters.   Professor Sullivan also manages the Advance Directive Clinic (ADC) Project, wherein Civil Clinic students provide basic estate planning services to senior citizens in rural and semi-rural Communities around the State of Nebraska.  Professor Sullivan also supervises several outreach projects within the Civil Clinic, including the Clean Slate Project, the Veterans Advocacy Project, the Tenants’ Rights Project and the Family Law Project. 

He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Clinical Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and the Clinical Legal Education Association.

A Nebraska native, Professor Sullivan is an avid Husker fan, and enjoys cycling, woodworking and furniture restoration.

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