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Nov. 12, 2004

Emily Buss, Law Professor And Iowa City Native, To Address UI Law Seminar

University of Chicago law professor and Iowa City native Emily Buss will discuss the constitutional rights of children when she addresses a faculty seminar at the University of Iowa College of Law today.

Buss, whose work focuses on the rights of children and parents, will discuss her in-progress paper, "Constitutional Fidelity through Children's Rights."

A 1978 graduate of West High School, Buss received her B.A. from Yale University in 1982 and her law degree from Yale Law School in 1986. She clerked for Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. She later worked as a staff attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, where she served as deputy director. She has taught at the University of Chicago since 1996.

Her research interests include childrens' and parents' rights and the legal system's allocation of authority and responsibility between parent, child and state.

Her father, William Buss, is a professor in the UI College of Law.

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