About Ruth-Arlene W. Howe
Professor Ruth-Arlene W. Howe retired from active teaching duties in the Fall of 2009. Professor Howe first arrived at BC Law as a student in 1970. More than 40 years later, her hard work, passion, and commitment to diversity and social justice as a student, alumna, and faculty member have helped shape BC Law into what it is today.
Professor Howe has spent much of her life working for social justice. Calling upon her life experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, and community activist, Professor Howe dedicated her career to further the best interests of children, especially African-American youth. As the first African-American female faculty member to achieve tenure and the rank of full professor in the history of BC Law, Professor Howe enjoyed a distinguished and varying academic career, teaching a variety of courses and seminars in family law, elder law, legal interviewing and counseling, and professional responsibility. Professor Howe was a founding faculty advisor to the Third World Law Journal, now the Journal of Law and Social Justice, and an advisor to the Black Law Student Association.
Ruth-Arlene W. Howe
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Children in Adoptive Families: Overview and Update Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2005)
Objective To summarize the past 10 years of published research concerning the 2% of American children younger than 18 years old who are adoptees. Method Review recent literature on developmental influences, placement outcome, psychopathology, and ...