In her new book, “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth,” Blume Professor of Law Kristin Henning writes about her 26 years defending Black children prosecuted for offenses including “horseplay” on the Metro, throwing snowballs…
Over the course of orientation week, the incoming J.D. and LL.M. students – hailing from all 50 U.S. states and 76 different countries – toured campus and city, were introduced to classroom norms and Law Center resources and connected with their new classmates.
WASHINGTON -- A new Georgetown Law study shows that giving girls access to supportive community circles and other restorative practices can benefit their health, wellbeing and chances for school success. For its latest study, the Initiative on Gender…
Nearly a decade into the U.S. economic recovery, more than 4 million young people ages 16-24 are neither working nor in school.
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.”