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    03.18.11 Symposium - Adolescents in Society: Their Evolving Legal Status
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    Friday, March 18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Moot Court Room
    250 Joralemon Street

    RSVP  by March 11, 2011.

    About the Symposium
    The last few years have brought great transformations in the rights and protections accorded adolescents in a range of areas, including criminal law, health care, and technology. On one hand, young people are interacting with society independently of their families more than ever—often through new technologies. On the other hand, there is increasing evidence that they are not as neurologically and socially developed as are adults. This program will engage panels of experts in law, psychology and other disciplines to discuss the evolving legal and social status of adolescents. Among the questions that will be explored: How has the role and status of adolescents changed recently? What types of data or evidence are courts and legislatures relying on to craft protections for and obligations on today’s youth? How can we help young people from various backgrounds succeed at school and as future citizens and workers? What lies in store for lawyers, educators and others working with adolescents in the near future?

    Symposium Co-Chairs
    Brooklyn Law School Professors Cynthia Godsoe and Karen Porter organized this symposium

    The Journal of Law and Policy is a scholarly journal of analysis and commentary whose mission is to promote the debate of law-related issues and public policy through the publication of articles written by legal scholars, law students, and distinguished members of the legal and policymaking communities.

    The Center for Health, Science and Public Policy is a Brooklyn Law School Center of Excellence that provides resources to the broader legal and professional community. Through its work, the Center seeks to create an interdisciplinary venue for exploring both the theory and practice of health law. It offers a rich and rigorous curriculum that provides students with the substantive knowledge and practice skills necessary to become excellent lawyers in fields related to health and science, and encourages scholarship and initiates research projects to improve the quality of healthcare services and the integrity of science.

    CLE Credit
    This course provides 5.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Areas of Professional Practice. To register for CLE credit for this event please visit or call 718-780-7953.

    8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
    Michael A. Gerber
    Interim Dean and Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Karen Porter
    Executive Director
    Center for Health, Science and Public Policy; Assistant Professor of Clinical Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Cynthia Godsoe
    Instructor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    9:15 am Judging Children as Children
    Michael A. Corriero
    Director and Founder
    New York Center for Juvenile Justice

    10:00 am Emerging Issues in Juvenile Justice
    Mark R. Fondacaro
    Professor of Psychology
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    City University of New York

    Jeffrey Fagan
    Professor of Law
    Columbia Law School

    Tamar R. Birckhead
    Assistant Professor of Law
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

    Hillary B. Farber
    Assistant Professor
    School of Criminology and Criminal Justice;
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    School of Law
    Northeastern University

    11:45 am Luncheon

    12:45 pm Adolescent Health and the Law
    Jennifer L. Rosato
    Dean and Professor of Law
    Northern Illinois University College of Law

    Jennifer A. Drobac
    Professor of Law
    Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis;
    Visiting Professor (2010-2011)
    Santa Clara Law

    Jonathan Todres
    Associate Professor of Law
    Georgia State University College of Law

    Abigail English
    Frieda L. Miller Fellow (2010-2011)
    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study;
    Center for Adolescent Health & the Law

    2:10 pm Legal and Social Implications of Youth and Technology
    Amanda Lenhart
    Senior Research Specialist
    Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

    Chris Hansen
    Staff Attorney
    American Civil Liberties Union

    John Humbach
    Professor of Law
    Pace Law School

    Cynthia Godsoe
    Instructor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Margo Kaplan
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    Jonathan Askin
    Associate Professor of Clinical Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    RSVP  by March 11, 2011.

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