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Temple Law Review Symposium

Court-Involved Youth in the 21st Century:
Empowerment vs. Protection

7 PA CLE credits (6 substantive and 1 ethics credits)

October 2-3, 2015 
Celebrating 40 years of successful advocacy, Juvenile Law Center is the oldest non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Juvenile Law Center uses an array of legal strategies and legislative advocacy to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. With a staff that is widely published and internationally recognized as thought leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center’s impact on the development of law and policy on behalf of children is substantial.
The Symposium, entitled Court-Involved Youth in the 21st Century: Empowerment vs. Protection, will expand on Juvenile Law Center’s efforts to address contemporary legal issues facing court-involved youth. Emily Bazelon, a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School, and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, will be a featured speaker.

Support for this symposium was provided by the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and
the Temple Law Alumni Association.

Registration Fees
General Registrant
Full Symposium: $175
Day 1 only (4.5 credits): $115
Day 1 - First half (2.5 credits) : $65
Day 1 - Second half (2 credits): $50
Day 2 only  (2.5 credits - includes 1 ethics credit)  $65
*Discounted pricing available for TLAA members
Students & Temple Law Faculty/ Staff
non-Temple Law Student: $30
Temple Law Student: Free
Temple Law Faculty-Staff : Free


Temple University: Participants can park in the Liacouras Center Parking Garage. The garage is located on 15th Street, between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Montgomery Avenue. The cost of parking is $17 per day. Cash and credit are accepted.

Union League: Participants can park at the Midtown Parking Garage. The garage is located at 1415 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. The entrance to the Union League is directly across the street on the left. Look for the awning. Parking rates start at $13.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 | Klein Hall, Temple Beasley School of Law
Introductory Remarks: 9:00–9:15

Panel 1: 9:15–10:30—Justice Policy and the New Science of Adolescence
Panelists: Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Scott, Ann Skelton, Marsha Levick
Moderator: Laurie Garduque

Panel 2: 10:45–12:00—Criminalizing Adolescence
Panelists: Naomi Goldstein, Catherine Ross, Amanda Fanniff, Whitney Untiedt
Moderator: Rachel Rebouche

Lunch: 12:00–1:30
Speaker: Emily Bazelon
Moderator: Robert Schwartz

Panel 3: 1:45–2:45—Older Youth in the Child Welfare System
Panelists: Bruce Boyer, Kara Finck, Eliza Patten
Moderator: Kathleen Noonan

Panel 4: 3:00–4:15—Aligning the Juvenile and Family Court with Adolescent Development – Rethinking Current Approaches
Panelists: Emily Buss, Susan Mangold, Jyoti Nanda, Michael Dale
Moderator: Theresa Glennon

Day One Wrap-up: 4:15–4:30

Saturday, October 3, 2015 | Union League of Philadelphia
Breakfast: 8:00–9:00

Opening Remarks: 9:00–9:20—Advancing the Rights of Young People Worldwide: The Impact of Juvenile Law Center
Speaker: Ursula Kilkelly

Panel 5: 9:20–10:20—Older System-Involved Youth: Emerging Issues
Panelists: Richard Bonnie, BJ Casey, Ton Liefaard
Moderator: Sarah Katz

Panel 6: 10:30–11:30—Ethical Issues in Representing Older Youth
Panelists: Theo Liebmann, Lourdes Rosado, Sharon Kelley
Moderator: Len Rieser

Panel 7: (Closing Panel): 11:40–12:30—Pathways for Juvenile Justice Reform
Panelists: Martin Guggenheim, Mark Soler
Moderator: Jules Epstein

Contact Information
Temple Law Review

Deborah Feldman
Assistant Dean of External Affairs