Aug. 8, 2018 -- Professor Ellen Marrus spent part of her summer speaking at and attending the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children in Paris. The congress met in Paris to discuss violent extremism and concerns within the juvenile and family justice system.
Marrus, Director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy and Royce Till Professor of Law, gave a presentation on holistic lawyering and the necessity of collaboration between agencies titled, "The Role of the Lawyer for Children in Conflict with the Law."
"It was an honor and a privilege to be able to participate in the World Congress on Juvenile Justice," Marrus said. "Providing information on a model of representation that I believe in, and having it so well received by advocates from many different countries was exhilarating. Quality zealous representation for children can make a world of difference for each individual child it touches."
More than 300 proposals were submitted for a small number of available spots to speak at this congress. The opportunity to present will help Marrus further her research and connect with juvenile justice advocates from around the world.
Prior to her time in Paris, Marrus served as a visiting professor at Swansea University's law school during the Spring 2018 semester. The school was recently renamed the Hillary Rodham Clinton College of Law in honor of the former U.S. Secretary of State, presidential candidate, senator and first lady. Marrus had the opportunity to meet Clinton during the school's renaming ceremony.