|Present||Associate Director, Center on Children and Families, University of Florida Levin College of Law|
|Present||Associate Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law|
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611
Recent Works (3)
Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Tools for Change UF Law Faculty Publications (2016)
The school-to-prison pipeline is one of our nation’s most formidable challenges. It refers to the trend of directly referring students to law enforcement for committing certain offenses at school or creating conditions under which students ...
Students, Police, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline UF Law Faculty Publications (2016)
Since the terrible shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers and school officials continue to deliberate over new laws and policies to keep students safe, including putting more police officers in schools. ...
The American Bar Association Joint Task Force on Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline Preliminary Report UF Law Faculty Publications (2016)
In 2014, the American Bar Association (ABA) Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) turned its attention to the continuing failures in the education system where certain groups of students — for example, students of ...
Over-Disciplining Students, Racial Bias, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline UF Law Faculty Publications (2016)
Over the last three decades, our nation has witnessed a dramatic change regarding how schools discipline children. Empirical evidence during this time period demonstrates that schools increasingly have relied on extreme forms of punishment such ...
An Empirical Analysis of Diversity in the Legal Profession UF Law Faculty Publications (2014)
The purpose of this Study is to empirically examine the diversity of the legal profession. The primary distinctive features of this empirical analysis are that it evaluates diversity in the legal profession by (a) carefully ...
School Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment UF Law Faculty Publications (2014)
In the aftermath of several highly-publicized incidents of school violence, public school officials have increasingly turned to intense surveillance methods to promote school safety. The current jurisprudence interpreting the Fourth Amendment generally permits school officials ...
Random, Suspicionless Searches of Students' Belongings: A Legal, Empirical, and Normative Analysis UF Law Faculty Publications (2013)
This Article provides a legal, empirical, and normative analysis of an intrusive search practice used by schools officials to prevent school crime: random, suspicionless searches of students’ belongings. First, it argues that these searches are ...
The Law Review Article Selection Process: Results from a National Study Albany Law Review (2008)
The student-edited law review has been a much criticized institution. Many commentators have expressed their belief that students are unqualified to determine which articles should be published in which journals, but these discussions have been ...
Protecting Students from Abuse: Public School District Liability for Student Sexual Abuse Under State Child Abuse Reporting Laws UF Law Faculty Publications (2007)
Virtually all courts recognize that a child abuse reporting statute creates a duty to children, the breach of which is the basis of a civil suit for damages. Normally, courts recognize a duty only to ...
The Role of the Administrator in Instructional Technology Policy UF Law Faculty Publications (2002)
In response to national and state reform movements, and in an attempt to strengthen preparation standards for teachers and students, accreditation boards have prepared performance indicators in the area of technology. Such standards call for ...