Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Director of the Child Rights Project, joined Emory in 2009 as  L. Q. C. Lamar Professor of Law.  Before coming to Emory, she founded child advocacy centers at University of Pennsylvania and at University of Florida, where she was the first David H. Levin Chair in Family Law.  After graduating from Columbia Law School, she clerked for Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the U.S.  Woodhouse teaches and writes about child protection, adoption, constitutional law and the rights of children and families.  She has authored or coauthored over a dozen amicus and merits briefs in cases involving children’s rights.   In 2005, she was named a Human Rights Hero by the ABA Human Rights Journal for her work on children’s rights.   

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