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Jean Koh Peters

Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney (on leave, fall 2014)
Jean Koh Peters is the Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney at Yale Law School. An expert in children, families, and the law, she joined Yale Law School in 1989 as an associate clinical professor and supervising attorney for The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. She was named clinical professor in 1993 and was named the Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law in October 2009. She previously was an assistant clinical professor at Columbia Law School and associate director of Columbia’s Child Advocacy Clinic. Prior to that, she served as a staff attorney in the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City, after clerking for the late William P. Gray of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

She currently supervises students representing clients in the Sol and Lillian Goldman Family Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic and the Immigration Legal Services Clinic.

Professor Peters has published numerous articles and is author of the book, Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings: Ethical and Practical Dimensions, now in its third edition. She is the co-author, with Mark Weisberg of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, of A Teacher’s Reflection Book: Stories, Exercises, Invitations, forthcoming from Carolina Academic Press. She is also the co-creator, with Susan J. Bryant of CUNY School of Law, of the Habits of Cross-Cultural Lawyering, a curriculum now taught in law school clinics around the country. Professor Peters and Bryant are currently writing a chapter following up on the Habits after a decade; this chapter will be published in a forthcoming anthology on clinical pedagogy.

She holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe and a J.D. from Harvard.

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Education
J.D., Harvard, 1982
B.A., Radcliffe, 1979

Courses Taught
Advanced Advocacy for Children and Youth
Advanced Immigration Legal Services
Advocacy for Children and Youth
Immigration Legal Services
Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings: Domestic and Comparative Theory and Practice