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Bernardine Dohrn

Bernardine Dohrn, Clinical Associate Professor (ret.) at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois U.S. and Founding Director (ret.) at Children and Family Justice Center
Bernardine Dohrn

Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic, human rights and child advocate, is a retired Clinical Associate Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic, and was the founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center.  The Center represents young people in court, and is a national policy center for the comprehensive needs of children, adolescents and their families. Dohrn is an author and co-editor of three books:  “Race Course: Against White Supremacy (2009); “A Century of Juvenile Justice” (2002); and “Resisting Zero Tolerance:  A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students” (2001).

She writes and lectures on international human rights law, children in conflict with the law, racism and youth justice, school law, and torture.  Dohrn lectured at the University of Chicago and is a visiting professor at Leiden Law School of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Ms. Dohrn is a graduate of the University of Chicago College and the Law School.