Category Archives: Blogosphere

Join Me at PrawfsBlawg This Month!

Dan Markel (Florida State University Law School) has been asking me for years to guest blog on the always-interesting law professor blog, PrawfsBlawg.  Knowing that I’ll never have the time until I make the time, I finally agreed to join in … Continue reading

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Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog

Earlier this week I received an email from Kaarin Lueck, public defender in Richmond, Indiana, and nationally-known expert in juvenile delinquency and criminal defense.  She very kindly shared the following: Prof. Birckhead: I felt compelled to reach out to thank … Continue reading

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Transitions

This past week we had the final classes of the semester, which meant that I taught the last two-hour session of the Criminal Lawyering Process, a companion course to the Juvenile Justice Clinic.  It was my ninth year teaching it, … Continue reading

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When the Law Doesn’t Fit the Crime: Lessons from the Blogosphere

I’m now blogging for the Huffington Post.  Here’s my first piece, which also appears on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Practicing criminal law is not rocket science. It’s also not open heart surgery. But it’s more than just slapping a … Continue reading

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No Discussion of Poverty at Presidential Debate on Domestic Issues

As we know, nearly half of Americans currently live in poverty or are very close to it.  Yet, I knew better than to expect that either President Obama or Governor Romney would take any time at last night’s debate to … Continue reading

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Kids in the System

I started this blog a few months ago, thinking that there wasn’t really anything quite like it among law blogs…and I don’t think there is.  There are, however, lots of amazingly great (non-”legal”) blogs out there that address issues of … 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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In the Margins: Books and Teachers

My husband, Peter (poet/blogger, nature photographer, block party DJ), recently introduced me to the wonderful online magazine, The Rumpus, where there are two articles that I wanted to share with folks. The first is by Amy Cheney, a librarian in … Continue reading

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Law Faculty Blogs and Disruptive Innovation

The title of this post is the title of a notable new essay by Professor J. Robert Brown of the University of Denver, available on SSRN (the data may be found here).  Professor Brown provides an analysis of the role of the law faculty … Continue reading

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Nominations Open for ABA Journal’s Top 100 Legal Blogs

The American Bar Association Journal recently announced that it is compiling its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs and invites readers to submit a nomination at this link:   Use the form below to tell us about a blawg—not your own—that … Continue reading

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