Dignity In Schools

September 17, 2009

Youth Law Panel
Golden Gate Law School, 536 Mission Street, Room 2202
Lunch will be Provided

Panelists include:

  • Greg Feldman, San Francisco Public Defender, Juvenile Division

Greg has been a criminal defense lawyer for nearly 20 years. He currently works for the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender in the Juvenile Division. Previously he was in private practice for 10 years and before that he was a Deputy Public Defender in Santa Clara County. The focus of his practice has always been in the area of Juvenile Delinquency.

  • Jesse Hahnel, National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)

Jesse Hahnel is an attorney and Skadden Fellow at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), where he focuses on improving the educational outcomes of foster youth. Jesse represents individual foster youth in educational proceedings, works to improve the systems serving children in foster care, and leads NCYL's new foster youth education advocacy (FYEA) project. Before becoming an education attorney Jesse was a public school teacher in Washington DC and New York City and served as Senior Foundation Analyst at the KIPP Foundation.

  • Lauren Brady Blalock, Legal Services for Children

Lauren Brady Blalock has been a staff attorney at Legal Services for Children since 2006. She was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to implement a project to address the educational needs of foster youth in the Bay Area through individual representation, outreach and policy advocacy. Lauren has previously worked on education related issues through the Youth & Education Law Project at Stanford Law School, and continues to focus on educational advocacy for at-risk youth, and also represents minors in dependency, guardianship, immigration and emancipation matters.

Moderated by Professor Michele Benedetto Neitz, Golden Gate School of Law. Presented by the GGU chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, American Civil Liberties Union and the Black Law Students Association.