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 Events
 
Law School News
August 1, 2018
Drake University is planning a celebration Sept. 25-28 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court landmark case Clark v. Board of Directors.
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