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Gault @ 40 Symposium at the University of Houston Law Center

We’re hosting an upcoming symposium at the Center for Children, Law & Policy on In re Gault a landmark 1967 Supreme Court Case finding a right to counsel for juveniles accused of crimes.

The case involved a 15-year-old boy, Gerald Francis Gault. After a trial in juvenile court, Gerald was placed in a “training school” for juvenile delinquents because of his alleged involvement with a prank call. As a juvenile Gault was denied many rights guaranteed to adults who are on trial for committing a crime – the right to notice of the charges, the right to confront witnesses, the privilege against self incrimination and the right to counsel. It was in this case that the United States Supreme Court recognized the similarities between juvenile trials and criminal proceedings and afforded children due process protections in juvenile court. 2007 is the 40th anniversary of this landmark decision and in honor of Gault, the Center for Children, Law & Policy (CCLP) of the University of Houston Law Center is hosting a special event.

There will be a free round-table discussion on Nov. 2nd at the University of Houston Law Center from 9am to noon. There will be 3.0 hours of CLE credit (including 1.0 hour of ethics) Click here for more information and to register.

The event will feature talks by Michael Lindsay, J.D., Ph.D., Fellow, Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center and founder of Nestor Consultants, Ellen Marrus, J.D., George Butler Research Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center, Steven Mintz, Ph.D., John and Rebecca Moores Professor of History at the University of Houston, Wallace Mlyniec, J.D., Lupo-Ricci Professor of Clinical Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Center and Irene Merker Rosenberg, L.L.B., Royce R. Till Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Center.

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