Category Archives: Advocacy

First Year Law Students, A Civil Action and Procedural Justice

I am very excited about our incoming 1L class to Carolina Law.  As the chair of the admissions committee this past year, I had the opportunity to speak with many of our admitted students, and they are a bright, dynamic, … Continue reading

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MacArthur Grant for Northwestern Law’s Children and Family Justice Center

Legal education is under attack — and rightly so.  Corporate law firms are downsizing.  State budgets are shrinking.  Non-profits are shutting their doors, and student debt is exploding.  In this climate, those of us who are engaged in training our … Continue reading

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MacArthur Foundation Program Honors Juvenile Justice Reform Achievements of Rutgers-Newark Law Professor

I was thrilled to see this press release from Rutgers Law School announcing that the wonderful clinical law professor, Laura Cohen, was being honored for her work on behalf of juveniles: Laura Cohen, Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers School … Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Make Juvenile Court Work

The title of this post is the title of my latest op-ed at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.  It opens like this: A couple of weeks ago, I was in juvenile delinquency court and as often happens, a particular case … Continue reading

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What You May Have Missed

With the academic year now in full swing at the law school where I teach, I’ve been swamped — classes, juvenile court appearances, faculty meetings (!), etc. In reflecting back on the past week or so, I’ve found a bunch … Continue reading

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The Age of the Child

This week’s column from Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE): When I first began practicing in juvenile delinquency court in North Carolina eight years ago, I was shocked to discover that the maximum age of jurisdiction is 15. This means if … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Miller v. Alabama, States Should Rethink How to Hold Youthful Offenders Accountable

The title of this post is the title of a recent op-ed appearing on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange by the wonderful Jody Kent Lavy of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. It begins as follows: Many states … Continue reading

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The Role of the Parent during Juvenile Interrogation

  I am currently in the process of preparing this year’s syllabus for the companion course that I teach with the Juvenile Justice Clinic entitled, “The Criminal Lawyering Process.”  It is designed to introduce clinic students to North Carolina juvenile … Continue reading

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Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: Standing Together to End Death in Prison for Children

One of my favorite non-profits is the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY), a national organization dedicated to ending the practice of incarcerating juveniles in prison for life without the possibility of parole.  CFSY, directed by the wonderful Jody … Continue reading

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Promise Unfulfilled: Juvenile Justice in America

In partnership with several juvenile justice advocates around the country, Cathryn Crawford, a national expert in juvenile and criminal justice, has edited a new book entitled Promise Unfulfilled: Juvenile Justice in America (IDEA 2012). Through a combination of original and reprinted articles … Continue reading

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