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Child, Parent, and State

Law and Policy Reader

Edited by Randall S. Humm, Beate Anne Ort, Martin Mazen Anbari, Wendy S. Lader, and William Scott Biel

Sponsorship by University of Pennsylvania Law Review

This unique interdisciplinary collection, compiled by the editors of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, brings together the leading essays on family law in the United States. The authors—law professors, judges, public interest practitioners, and law students—express a variety of viewpoints and perspectives on law and public policy issues affecting children. Children, their parents, and the state create a triangle in which the "best interests of the child" often become lost. Covering a range of issues from child abuse, public education, and juvenile crime to drug addiction, homelessness, AIDS, and free speech, these accessible essays present rigorous debates about the rights of children within the social services, educational, health care, and criminal justice systems.

About the Author(s)

Randall Humm was Articles Editor of UPLR in 1991-1992, and a law clerk for Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker from 1992 to 1994.

Beate Anna Ort was Special Projects Editor of UPLR in 1991-1992, and is an assistant general counsel with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Martin Mazen Anbari was Editor-in-Chief of UPLR in 1992-1993, and is a resident at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis.

Wendy S. Lader was Special Projects Editor of UPLR in 1991-1992, and is an attorney in Washington, D.C.

William Scott Biel was Editor-in-Chief of UPLR in 1991-1992, and is an attorney with the law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps in San Diego