People whose Department is Clinical Legal Education

Jennifer Baum's picture

J.D. Brooklyn Law School


Associate Professor
Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic

St. John's University

A graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, Professor Baum earned her law degree with distinction from Brooklyn Law School. Jennifer served as a senior staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society Civil Law Reform Unit in New York where she litigated law reform cases, provided legal support to advocates, and conducted legal training for poverty law practitioners. Her law reform litigation resulted in the creation of a New York City policy ensuring appropriate provision of medication to detained children. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Immigrant Children’s Justice Project, a collaborative program involving the Child Advocacy Clinic and the Immigration Clinic at St. John’s School of Law. This collaboration recently achieved a ground breaking result concerning the rights of detained children to seek protection of the Family Court in matters of abuse or neglect. (In re Daniel T.H. (2nd Dept, 2011)). She is currently associate professor of Clinical Legal Education, the Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic, and a Vincentian Research Fellow, Class of 2010.

Food for Thought

Catholic universities will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community but it also finds application beyond it.

Pope John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (40)