Brent Pattison Prof ile
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Director, Middleton Children’s Rights Center

Assistant Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Education Law and Juvenile Law


J.D. University of Minnesota Law School; magna cum laude
B.A. Wesleyan University; Middletown, Connecticut


Director, Middleton Children's Rights Center since 2011
Associate, Thompson & Howle (2008-2011)
Attorney, TeamChild, Seatle, Washington (2001-2008)
Fellow with Team Child,
Soros Justice Fellowship (1999-2001)

Selected Publications

Co-Author, Changing Lives: Lawyers Fighting for Children. ABA Publishing (forthcoming 2014).

Lessons About Lawyering from Adolescents (Real & Imagined).
Drake Law Review Discourse. (Sept. 2013)

Questioning School Discipline: Due Process, Confrontation, and School Discipline Hearings, 18 TEMP. POL. & CIV. RTS. L. REV. 49 (2008)

Brent Pattison and Anne Lee, Meeting the Civil Legal Needs of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System, 39 CLEARINGHOUSE REV. 195 (2005)

Can What You Don’t Know Hurt You?: Substantive Due Process, Zero Tolerance, and Weapon Possession on School Property, 23 CHILDREN’S LEGAL RIGHTS JOURNAL 2 (2003)

Co-Author, Make a Difference in Child’s Life, a manual on the educational rights of foster children for caseworkers, foster parents, and lawyers (2001) 

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” –Nelson Mandela

Last Modified: 7/3/2014 12:34:00 PM by Ann Van Hemert