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 Adrienne E. Volenik
Adrienne E. Volenik
Clinical Professor of Law Emerita
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Professor Adrienne Volenik served as Director of the Law School's Education Rights Clinic and Acting Director of the National Center for Family Law, which regularly hosts national conferences on cutting-edge family law issues. Professor Volenik has dedicated her career to advocating on behalf of children and is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on juvenile justice and child custody issues. She is a former director of the American Bar Association's Juvenile Justice Project and is frequently consulted by state and local groups about issues affecting children. She also serves as a resource for organizations that support parents of children with disabilities. 

Professional Experience
Director of the Education Rights Clinic, Clinical Professor of Law (2003 - 2016)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Director of the Mental Disability Law Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor of Law (2000 - 2003)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Director of the Mental Disability Law Clinic, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (1996 - 2000)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Advisor, Family/Children's Law (1996 - 1996)
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Visiting Professor of Legal Research and Writing (1994 - 1996)
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Consultant (1985 - 1996)
Baltimore, MD
Coordinator Individuals with Disabilities Project Concentration (1992 - 1995)
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Adjunct Professor of Juvenile law in the Legal Technologies Program (1990 - 1992)
University of Maine, Bangor, ME
Director Juvenile Justice Project (1984 - 1985)
Director Juvenile Justice Project , Richmond, VA
Consultant (1983 - 1984)
Attorney (1982 - 1983)
Howard & Volenik, St. Louis, MO
Attorney (1974 - 1982)
National Center for Youth Law, St. Louis, MO
Teacher (1969 - 1971)
Worcester County Board of Education, Snow Hill, MD
Teacher (1968 - 1969)
Bridgeport Board of Education, Bridgeport, CT
Publications
Journal Articles

The Ethical Perils of Representing the Juvenile Defendant Who May Be Incompetent, 14 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 327 (with Lynda Frost) (2004).

Jurisdiction in Child Custody and Abduction Cases: A Judge's Guide to the UCCJA, PKPA, and the Hague Child Abduction Convention, 48 Juvenile and Family Court Journal (American Bar Association) (with Patricia Hoff et al.) (1997).

Juvenile Justice: Out of the Mouths of Babes: Handling Juvenile Confessions, 2 Crim. Just. 27 (with Robert Shepherd) (1987).

Juvenile Justice: The Right to Effective Counsel, 2 Crim. Just. 33 (with Robert Shepard) (1987).

The Right to Treatment, 3 Justice Systems Journal 292 (1978).

Expungement of Arrest Records, 9 Clearinghouse Review 23 (1975).

Juvenile Court and Arrest Records, 9 Clearinghouse Review 169 (1975).

Notice on Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings, 8 Clearinghouse Review 776 (1975).

Books

The New Right's Juvenile Crime & Justice Agenda for the States: A Legislator's Briefing Book (American Youth Work Center) (with William Treanor) (1987).

Interstate Child Custody Disputes and Parental Kidnapping: Policy, Practice, and Law (National Center for Women & Family) (with Patricia Hoff et al.) (1982).

Law and Tactics in Juvenile Cases (with Paul Piersma et al.) (1977).

Law and Tactics in Juvenile Cases (1974).

Book Chapters

The Right to Treatment, in Juveniles in Justice (Goodyear Publishing Co., Inc.) (1980).

Instructional Materials

Balancing Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Providing Services for Children in the Juvenile Justice System, (Virginia Commonwealth University Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies) (2001).

Interstate Custody and Parental Kidnaping Cases: Using Discovery to Further the Case, (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) (1988).

Checklists for Use in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings , (American Bar Association) (1985).

Sample Pleadings for Use in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings, (ABA) (1985).

Additional Publications

Juvenile Justice Update (with Julie McConnell) (2018).

Brief of Amici Curiae, in Support of the Appellant, E.C. v. Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice (National Juvenile Defender Center) (2011).

Everybody's Talking (Commonwealth Institute for Children and Family Studies) (with Jeri Baker et al.) (2002).

1990 Supplement to Interstate Child Custody Disputes and Parental Kidnapping: Policy, Practice, and Law (Legal Services Coporation) (with Patricia Hoff et al.) (1990).

Brief for Appellant, Booth v. Maryland (1984).

Brief for Appellant, Campbell v. Campbell (1984).

Bief for Appellant, Bruce v. Maryland (1983).

Brief for Appellant, Parr v. Maryland (1983).

Respondent's Brief in Opposition, Dalton v. R.W.T. (1983).

Education
B.A., Marietta College 1968
J.D., University of Maryland 1974
Contact Information
(804) 287 6093
(804) 287 6489 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Children's Law
Education of Children with Disabilities