Randee J. Waldman
Director, Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic
Randee Waldman joined Emory in the fall of 2006. As director of the Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic she supervises law students in their representation of young people charged with delinquent and status offenses, engages in policy work related to juvenile justice issues and teaches a course in juvenile justice.
Waldman began her legal career as a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. She then spent over five years as a senior attorney at Advocates for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring quality and equal public education services for New York City’s most vulnerable students. While at AFC, Waldman represented parents and students at all levels of administrative proceedings to obtain appropriate special education services for students with disabilities, represented students in student discipline cases, served as co-counsel in several impact litigation cases in federal court and directed the pro bono and law student intern programs.
Waldman serves as President of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children and sits on the Advisory Board of the Southern Juvenile Defender Center. She regularly speaks on issues relating to the intersection of education and juvenile justice.
Education: BA, Haverford College; JD, University of Chicago Law School.