Brent Pattison Profile

Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights

Associate Clinical Professor

515-271-1810
brent.pattison@drake.edu

Areas of Expertise

Education Law, Juvenile Law

Education

JD – University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude
BA – Wesleyan University

Professional Experience

Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights since 2011
Associate at Thompson & Howle
Attorney at TeamChild, Seattle, Wash.
Fellow with Team Child, Soros Justice Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • When Children Object: Amplifying an Older Child’s Objection to Termination of Parental Rights, 49 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 689 (2016).
  • Foreward: Child Welfare and Our Youngest Children: A series on Improving Outcomes for Families with Babes and Toddlers, Drake Law Review Discourse, Feb. 2016, at 1.
  • Staying on Track: Protecting Youth in School Discipline Actions, in Changing Lives: Lawyers Fighting for Children (ABA Publishing, 2014).
  • Changing Lives: Lawyers Fighting for Children (co-author) (ABA Publishing, 2014).
  • You Better Represent: Lessons about Lawyering from Adolescents (Real and Imagined), Drake Law Review Discourse, Sept. 2013, at 1.
Law School News
August 22, 2017
Peter Coniglio, LW’78, recently completed a detail as an associate counsel to President Donald J. Trump, during which time he helped review candidates for federal government posts and prepared them for nomination hearings before they were considered for U.S. Senate approval.
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