Professor Becker's scholarly interests focus on family law and on the intersection of family law and ethics. He is a contributing author to various books, including Alimony, Child Support and Counsel Fees-Award, Modification & Enforcement (1988); and Valuation and Distribution of Marital Property (1990, 1991 & 1994 eds.). In addition, he was the co-editor and a contributing author of Premarital and Marital Contracts: A Lawyer's Guide to Drafting and Negotiating Enforceable Marital and Cohabitation Agreements (1993). His articles on family law issues have appeared in the Ohio State Law Journal, the University of Connecticut Law Review, and in other legal periodicals and publications. His articles on the intersection of family law and legal ethics have been published in the Family Law Quarterly, the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and other legal publications. His articles have been cited by the Supreme Courts of Arizona, Connecticut, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Prior to joining the faculty in 1972, Professor Becker was an associate attorney at MacCoy, Evans & Lewis in Philadelphia (1965-68), and Davis & Cox in New York City (1968-72). He is an active member of the ABA Family Law Section, having served as an At Large Member of the Section's Council for two terms, and as Chair of the Section's Long Range Planning, Continuing Legal Education, Custody, and Ethics Committees. Professor Becker currently serves on the Section's Publications Development Board as well as on other committees.
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University of Pennsylvania, LL.B. 1961
Temple University, B.S. 1958