Barbara A. Fedders

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  • J.D. (cum laude), New York University Law School (1997)
  • B.A. (magna cum laude), University of Dayton (1987)

Barbara Fedders co-directs the Youth Justice Clinic. She writes, lectures, and engages in community education in the areas of youth justice and family law. Her current focus is on the intersection between school exclusion laws and policies and involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Before joining the UNC School of Law faculty in January 2008, Barbara Fedders was a clinical instructor at the Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute for four years. Prior to that, she worked for the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services as a Soros Justice Fellow and staff attorney.

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Selected Publications

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  • Building on Advocacy for Girls and LGBT Youth: A Foundation for Liberatory Laws, Policies, and Services for All Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, in A NEW JUVENILE JUSTICE: TOTAL REFORM FOR A BROKEN SYSTEM (N. Dowd, ed., NYU Press 2015). [KF9779 .N49 2015]
  • LGBT Youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: Charting a Way Forward, 23 TEMP. POL. & CIV. RITS. L. REV. 431 (2014). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN]
  • How Juvenile Defenders Can Help Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Primer on Educational Advocacy and Incorporating Clients' Education Histories and Records into Delinquency Representation (with J. Langberg), 42 J.L. & EDUC. 653 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • School-Based Legal Services as a Tool in Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Achieving Educational Equity (with J. Langberg), 13 U. MD. L. J. RACE, RELIGION,GENDER & CLASS 212 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
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