Bernardine Dohrn

Founding Director, Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern's Bluhm Legal Clinic

Bernardine Dohrn, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center, is a child advocate who teaches, lectures and writes about children’s law, juvenile justice, the needs and rights of youth, and international human rights. The Center is a holistic children's law center and a national policy center for the comprehensive needs of adolescents and their families, providing critical analysis and knowledge about youth law and practice, matters associated with the administration of justice, and the preparation of professionals who advocate for children. She is co-author, with Bill Ayers, of Race Course: Against White Supremacy (2009), and an author and co-editor of two books: “A Century of Juvenile Justice” (2002) and “Resisting Zero Tolerance: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students” (2001). She is the author of I’ll Try Anything Once: Using the Conceptual Framework of Children’s Human Rights Norms in the U.S., Univ. Mich. Journal of Law Reform (2007); “The Cultivation of Fear & Criminalization” in Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire (2004); “All Ellas: Girls Locked Up” in Feminist Studies (Summer 2004); co-editor of Sing A Battle Song: Documents of the Weather Underground, and wrote the introduction to Letters from Young Activists (2004).