Archive for February, 2022

February 13, 2022

Baum presents work on guardian ad litem issues and appears as amicus curiae in Supreme Court case

On Feb. 4, Prof. Jennifer Baum presented on a PLI panel discussion titled Ethical Considerations in Hague Convention and Related Child Custody Cases. Professor Baum focused on the unique perspective, challenges, and ethical obligations of the child’s attorney and guardian ad litem in such cases. 

On January 24, Prof. Baum, partnering with the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, and public interest organizations Child Justice, Inc., and Prevent Child Abuse NY, appeared as Amici in the Supreme Court case of Golan v. Saada, a Hague Convention International Child Abduction case from the Second Circuit, considering whether a U.S. court is required to consider ameliorative measures in cases where children face possible return to households plagued by domestic violence.

Professor Jennifer Baum
February 13, 2022

Boyle’s article accepted for publication

Professor Robin Boyle’s article, “Swimming with Broad Strokes: Publishing and Presenting Beyond the LW Discipline,” was accepted for publication in Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing. Co-authored with Stephen Paskey (Buffalo), the article encourages the greater skills community to explore topics outside of the legal writing field.  Professors Boyle and Paskey wrote, “Skills professors are, by nature, a creative collective who teach from the heart and enjoy writing and thinking.  Our publishing pursuits can be boundless.”

They were inspired to write on this topic after presenting with Professor Amy Widman (Rutgers), at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference last May.

Perspectives is a Thomson Reuters publication and can be accessed on the Faculty Resources page of its website (

Putting words into action, Professor Boyle gave four presentations in the past two months on the topic of Human Trafficking and Coercion:

January 25th, National Charity League, Nassau County chapter before 130 parents and their teenage children;

February 2nd, Garden City Community Church, Long Island before 35 parents and staff from LI domestic violence shelters;

February 10th, EDNY Federal Bar Association, St. John’s Law School chapter, before 30 students and bar members (event co-sponsored with New York  International Law Review and the Center for Labor and Employment Law);

As previously reported on the blog, as Keynote Speaker at Shanxi University, China, December 18th, at the Second Cultic Phenomenon Studies Workshop 2021. Professor Boyle is currently preparing a presentation for the annual meeting of the International Cultic Studies Association, to be hosted in Montreal this June.  Her topic is the use of drugs as a form of manipulation and control within the context of human trafficking.

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