In many jurisdictions, once a parent has her rights terminated to one child, the State can use that decision to justify the termination of parental rights to another child. The State can do so regardless of whether the parent is
On its 25th anniversary, teachers of the NYU School of Law Family Defense Clinic look back at the development of an innovative practice model that helped shape the burgeoning family defense movement. As the first law school clinic of its
States have passed reinstatement statutes to address the increased number of legal orphans in the foster care system. For the most part, however, these laws have been inadequate to address the problem because they are motivated by a view of
Parents are legally recognized in three ways: through marriage, adoption, and biology. While gay partners may now legally marry throughout the United States, not all states have provided an equal opportunity for gay parents to obtain parental rights, whether through
This symposium celebrates the dramatic and important growth of parent representation in child protection cases. It recognizes the crucial role that parents’ attorneys play—both for their clients and for the accurate, fair, and constitutional operation of the child protection system.
This issue of the Review of Law & Social Change offers scholarship about the field of “Family Defense”—the branch of civil rights work aimed at defending families against unnecessary state intervention.
Other Issues in this Volume
- Do Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures in the Context of Democracy? Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law & the Voting Rights Act
- Harvey Milk and Judicial Review: The End of Rational Basis with Bite, and LGBT Schools, Too?
- Reopening Ferguson and Rethinking Civil Rights Prosecutions
- The Debtors’ Prison Scheme: Yet Another Bar in The Birdcage of Mass Incarceration of Communities of Color
- Addressing Cultural Bias in the Legal Profession
- “We Can't Tolerate that Behavior in this School!”: The Consequences of Excluding Children with Behavioral Health Conditions and the Limits of the Law
- Reasonably Suspicious Algorithms: Predictive Policing at the United States Border
- Parents not Parens: Parental Rights versus the State in the Pre-Trial Detention of Youth