J.D. Brooklyn Law School
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.