Nearly a decade into the U.S. economic recovery, more than 4 million young people ages 16-24 are neither working nor in school.
In early March, when it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would force Georgetown University to suspend on-campus classes and activities -- at least temporarily -- Georgetown Law’s faculty and staff pivoted quickly.
Research Confirms that Black Girls Feel the Sting of Adultification Bias Identified in Earlier Georgetown Law StudyMay 15, 2019 Juveniles Press Releases
WASHINGTON – Building on its groundbreaking 2017 Girlhood Interrupted study showing that adults view black girls as more adult-like and less innocent than white girls, Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality today released a follow-up study…
Professor James Forman Jr. on "Locking Up Our Own: Race, Class, and the Politics of Mass Incarceration"November 20, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Criminal Law Juveniles Race & Law
When James Forman Jr., a former Georgetown Law and current Yale Law faculty member, was working as a public defender in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s, he represented a 15-year-old client named Brandon who had pled guilty to gun and marijuana possession. Forman was requesting probation; the prosecutor wanted Brandon sent to Oak Hill, D.C.’s now-notorious juvenile facility. The judge chose Oak Hill — to Forman’s fury. The same racial injustice that motivated him to become a public defender, he realized, was being used to lock his client away.
Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy Looks at Child Online Privacy Law 20 Years LaterNovember 5, 2018 Clinics Juveniles Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property
At 20 years old, a landmark child online privacy law is well past the age of the kids it was designed to protect.
50 Former Justice Dept. Leaders, Prosecutors and Judges Join ICAP Brief Urging Resentencing For Juvenile OffenderSeptember 14, 2018 Juveniles Press Releases
WASHINGTON – In an amicus brief filed today, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former acting U.S. Attorney General Peter Keisler, and former Deputy Attorneys General David Ogden and Gary Grindler joined a bipartisan group of 50 signatories…
Hundreds of Georgetown Law alumni and friends turned out June 28 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Law Center’s Street Law clinical program and to honor its longtime director, Professor Rick Roe — whose retirement leaves a legacy of interactive…
Learning to Teach, and Teaching to Learn: A Conversation with Professor Richard Roe of Georgetown Law’s Street LawJune 25, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Faculty Juveniles
Professor Rick Roe, the director of Georgetown Law’s Street Law clinic, is retiring after more than 40 years at the Law Center — 35 of those years as a member of the full-time faculty. Roe will be honored at a dinner celebration on June 28.
As Patrick Campbell (C’92) tells the story, he was in an intense negotiation session in California when he glanced at his phone and did something uncharacteristic for a seasoned attorney. He let out “a noticeable shout,” Campbell recounted with a laugh, “in front of my clients.”
It was opening night at the Juvenile Training Immersion Program’s Summer Academy at Georgetown Law, and two of its co-founders asked the lawyers in attendance to define their careers in a word. “Determined,” one said. “Disruptive.” “A voice…
To hear her talk about rights for African American girls, discussing policy and speaking out on hot-button issues like gun control, one might think that Naomi Wadler is an incoming Georgetown Law student, with plans to change the world.