Director, Middleton Children’s Rights Center
Associate Professor of Law
Areas of ExpertiseEducation Law and Juvenile Law
EducationJ.D. University of Minnesota Law School; magna cum laude
B.A. Wesleyan University; Middletown, Connecticut
ExperienceDirector, 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"When Children Object: Amplifying an Older Child’s Objection to Termination of Parental Rights," 49 U. MICH. J. L. REFORM (Forthcoming, 2016).
"Staying on Track: Protecting Youth in School Discipline Actions," in CHANGING LIVES: LAWYERS FIGHTING FOR CHILDREN, ABA Publishing (Lourdes Rosado, Ed. 2014).
"You Better Represent: Lessons about Lawyering from Adolescents (Real and Imagined)," 62 Drake L. Rev. Discourse 1 (2013).
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