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Category Archives: Blogosphere
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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