Adrienne E. Volenik
Director, Education Law Clinic
Acting Director of the National Center for Family Law
Clinical Professor of Law
Courses Taught Education Rights Clinic Children and the Law
Profile

Professor Adrienne Volenik is Director of the Law School's Education Law 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 Mental Disability Law Clinic, Clinical Professor of Law (2003-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Director of the Mental Disability Law Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor of Law (2000-03)
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)
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Visiting Professor of Legal Research and Writing (1994-96)
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Coordinator Individuals with Disabilities Project Concentration (1992-95)
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Adjunct Professor of Juvenile law in the Legal Technologies Program (1990-92)
University of Maine Bangor, Me.
Director Juvenile Justice Project (1984-85)
American Bar Association, Washington, DC
Attorney at Law (Partner, general practice of law with emphasis on civil rights cases) (1982-83)

Howard & Volenik, St. Louis, Mo.

National Center for Youth Law, St. Louis, MO (1974-82)

Staff Attorney; Provided litigation assistance to legal services lawyers; served as co-counsel and amicus curiae in legal services litigation; taught juvenile law at St. Louis University School of Law; supervised third year law students in their representation of indigent persons and in their preparation of legal memoranda. Specialty areas: role of juvenile court personnel, delinquency proceedings, children in adult jails, abuse and neglect, educational rights of the handicapped, interstate custody disputes and parental kidnapping.

Missouri Division of Youth Services

Special project to rewrite the internal rules of the Missouri Division of Youth Services

Teacher - Social Studies, Math (1969-71)
Worcester County Board of Education, Snow Hill, Md.
Teacher - Social Studies (1968-69)
Bridgeport Board of Education, Bridgeport, Ct.
Consultant (1983-84)
Silver Spring, Md. Kansas City, Mo.
Consultant (1985-96)
Provided research and technical assistance on juvenile justice and interstate custody issues, wrote appellate briefs for the Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore, Md.
Consultant
Provided research and technical assistance on juvenile, criminal, and family law issues. Co-Editor, Juvenile Justice Update, a bimonthly newsletter published by Civic Research Institute, Inc.
Publications
Books

Co-author, 1990 Supplement to Interstate Child Custody Disputes and Parental Kidnapping: Policy, Practice, and Law (LSC, 1990).

Co-author, Interstate Child Custody Disputes and Parental Kidnapping: Policy, Practice, and Law (LSC/ABA, 1982).

Co-author, Law and Tactics in Juvenile Cases (Third edition, ALI/ABA 1977).

Co-author, Law and Tactics in Juvenile Cases (Second edition, NJLC/NCYL 1974).

Articles

The Ethical Perils of Representing the Juvenile Defendant Who May Be Incompetent, 14 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 327 (2004). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

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

The Right to Treatment, 3 Justice Systems Journal 292 (1978) (reprinted in Juveniles in Justice, H. Ted Rubin, ed. (Goodyear Publishing Co., Inc., 1980)). [HEIN]

Article V Returns Under the Interstate Compact on Juveniles, 10 Clearinghouse Review 350 (September 1976).

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

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

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

Additional Publications

Co-Editor, Juvenile Justice Update

Co-author, The New Right's Juvenile Crime & Justice Agenda for the States: A Legislator's Briefing Book (AYWC, 1987).

Sample Pleadings for Use in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings (ABA, 1986).

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


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