Prof. Barbara Fedders Co-authors New Article on School-Based Legal Services

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Prof. Barbara Fedders has a new law review article published in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class that she co-wrote with Jason Langberg of Advocates for Children's Services, a project of Legal Aid North Carolina. It is entitled, "School-Based Legal Services as a Tool in Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Achieving Educational Equity," and this is how it opens:

Advocates fighting against the "school-to-prison pipeline" pipeline have focused on resource starvation, zero tolerance disciplinary policies, excessive suspensions and expulsions, school policing, and high-stakes testing that affect youth of color once they begin attending school. Youth of color are disproportionately likely to be from low-income families, and they face particular challenges as a result of the interaction between poverty and racism. This Article has three aims: to analyze the way in which poverty makes youth of color particularly vulnerable to involvement in the pipeline; to argue that advocates should include poverty and its ill effects in the discourse around ending the pipeline; and to propose the establishment of more school-based legal clinics as one step toward ameliorating poverty's negative effects, and ultimately the pipeline.

To read more, the citation is: 13 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 212-36 (Fall 2013).

Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Fri. June 13, 2014 3:48 PM
Categories: Scholarship, Youth Justice Clinic
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