Professor Jennifer Baum appeared at a panel discussion on human trafficking as part of “Shut Out Trafficking” week at St. John’s University on October 22. The panel followed a screening of “Not My Life,” a new documentary about the global business of child exploitation. Professor Baum discussed legal and practical concerns for identifying and serving trafficked children in New York City, and described her students’ recent work with unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
Jennifer Baum, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic, has published a new article for the ABA’s Children’s Rights Litigation Newsletter entitled “Ready, Set, Go to Federal Court: The Hague Child Abduction Treaty, Demystified.”
In the article, Professor Baum, who has represented or worked with children on a number of international parental child abduction cases, discusses the need for increased advocacy for children and parents in Hague cases, especially those in which one or both parents raise child safety concerns.
Professor Jennifer Baum, Director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic, won a petition to permit a 15-year-old client to intervene in a repatriation proceeding commenced by her father under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. In the opinion (070913 Intervention Opinion and ORDER) granting the petition that Professor Baum filed on her client’s behalf, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, SDNY, noted that Professor Baum brings a “welcome vigor” to the case by retaining experts and asserting defenses apart from those of the client’s mother. For more information on the work of the Child Advocacy Clinic click here.