Category Archives: Blogosphere

Recommended Juvenile Justice Reading around the Web

Nearly on a daily basis, there are excellent long form articles and other stories on juvenile justice-related topics on the web.  I try to keep up via several sources, including my Twitter feed (yes, if you’re not on Twitter and following … Continue reading

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Five Questions for Prof. Tamar Birckhead

Recently I was interviewed for the new Clinical Law Prof Blog .  The text of the interview appears below:       Last month the University of North Carolina School of Law appointed Professor Tamar Birckhead as Director of Clinical Programs.   … Continue reading

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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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