Symposium 2007

The Rutgers Law Review presents

The Promise of In re Gault:

Promoting and Protecting the Right to Counsel in Juvenile Court

April 20, 2007

Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, New Jersey

Schedule of Events:

 Registration and Continental Breakfast

 Welcoming Remarks

 Keynote: Reflections on In Re Gault

 Introduction of Norman Dorsen by Randy Hertz, Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Clinical and Advocacy Programs, New York University School of Law

 Presentation by Norman Dorsen, Frederick I. and Grace A. Stokes Professor of Law and Counselor to the President of New York University; Former President of the AmericanCivil Liberties Union; and Counsel for Gerald Gault in the United State Supreme Court

 Morning Panel Discussion

 Re-invigorating the Right to Counsel: A Developmental Critique

This panel will explore the nexus between current adolescent development research, the lawyer-client relationship, and the right to counsel in juvenile court.


 Hillary Farber, Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Criminal Justice, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Law, Northeastern University

 Michael Jenuwine, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professional Specialist in Law, Notre Dame law school

 Marsha Levick, Legal Director, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA

 Abbe Smith, Professor of Law; Co-Director, Criminal Justice Clinic and E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program, Georgetown University Law Center

 Noon Panel Discussion – Reports From the Field

 Keynote and Moderator:

Patti Puritz, Executive Director, National Juvenile Defender Center


Jacqueline Deane, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law

 Sandra Simkins, Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director, Children’s Justice Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden

 Tamara Steckler, Attorney-In-Charge, Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division

 Afternoon Panel Discussion – In Re Gault: The Next Generation

 Panelists will discuss emerging issues and legal strategies in juvenile defense and juvenile justice.


 George Thomas, Professor of Law and Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. Distinguished Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law – Newark


 Michael Dale, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Law Center

 Barbara Kaban, Deputy Director, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts

 Jessica Feierman, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA

 Riya Shah, Zubrow Fellow, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA

 Gary Solomon, Director of Legal Support, Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division, New York City, NY

  Co-sponsored by

National Juvenile Defender Center, Northeast Juvenile Defender Center,

Rutgers Law Review, Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program of

Rutgers University Law School – Newark

Streaming videos of the symposium:
Morning Panel Discussion 1 of 2
Morning Panel Discussion 2 of 2
Noon Session: Reports From the Field
Afternoon Panel Discussion: In Re Gault: The Next Generation


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