Eleventh Annual Urban Child Symposium
Housing and the Urban Child:
Exploring the Landscape
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Continental Breakfast Will be Provided
John and Frances Angelos Law Center Moot Court Room
1401 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Featured Presenter:

Keynote Speaker
Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University of Law Center
Professor Peter Edelman will be the keynote speaker for CFCC's Eleventh Annual Urban Child Symposium, "Housing and the Urban Child: Exploring the Landscape". Professor Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law. He has taught at the Law Center since 1982. He is also the faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. Professor Edelman has an extensive work history, including serving in all three branches of United States government. His work experience includes work in federal and state government and also demonstrates his commitment to academia and public service. His prior positions include:
  • Counselor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Donna Shalala; the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; and the Principal Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Associate Dean of Georgetown University Law Center
  • Issues Director for Senator Edward Kennedy's Presidential Campaign
  • Partner at Foley and Lardner
  • Director of the New York State Division for Youth
  • Vice President of the University of Massachusetts
  • Issues Director for Arthur Goldberg's New York Gubernatorial Campaign
  • Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy
  • Deputy Director for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights
  • Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General John Douglas in the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg and to Judge Henry J. Friendly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Professor Edelman is also a prolific author. His most recent book, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, was published by The New Press in 2017. The book was awarded "Special Recognition" by the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards and was a finalist for the American Bar Association's 2018 Silver Gavel Book Award. Prior publications include So Rich So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, and Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, co-authored by Professor Edelman.
In addition to his academic and policy-based achievements, Professor Edelman has contributed extensively to his community by chairing and sitting as a board member for many organizations and foundations. He is currently chair of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission and the National Center for Youth Law, and he is a former chair of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Public Welfare Foundation. In addition, he has served as board president emeritus of the New Israel Fund and as a board member of the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and a half dozen other nonprofit organizations.
Professor Edelman received his Bachelor of Arts and his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard University.
To register, click here. The symposium is free of charge, but participant registration is required.
For more information visit the event webpage.
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