Professor Julie McConnell is Director of the School of Law's Children's Defense Clinic. Prior to joining the Law School in 2011, Professor McConnell served as the Supervising Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in the City of Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, where she prosecuted cases involving juvenile delinquency, child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and homicide. She has also served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Richmond Public Defender's Office and is the author of an article in Virginia Lawyer Magazine on the collateral consequences of juvenile adjudications. In 2011, Professor McConnell received the Oliver Hill Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court's “Unsung Hero” Award.
"Representing a Juvenile Charged With a Sex Offense," Presentation at 2013 Annual Public Defender Conference, Hampton, Va., September 11, 2013.
"Collateral Consequences of a Juvenile Conviction," Presentation at the 2013 Robert E. Shepherd Juvenile Law and Education Conference, Richmond, Va., May 17, 2013.
"Financial Exploitation and Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly," Presentation for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Chamberlayne 360 meeting, Richmond, Va., May 13, 2013.
"Introduction to Trial Practice Technology and iPads for Lawyers," Technology Bootcamp at the University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va., April 16, 2013.
Poster Presentation, "Chipping Away at Cognitive Bias: A Cross-Clinic Public-Private Approach to Domestic Violence," AALS National Conference on Clinical Legal Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 28, 2013.
"Clinical Programs at the University of Richmond School of Law," Presentation at the UR Law School Admitted Students Open House, Richmond, Va., March 22, 2013.
"An Introduction to the Juvenile Courts," Presentation for the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission Juvenile Certification Training, Richmond, Va., March 19, 2013.
"Evidence Based Prosecution: A Case Example," Presentation for the Virginia Attorney General’s Office "Got Evidence?" training for prosecutors, Roanoke, Va., March 15, 2013.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth Board Appointment, Four-Year Term, August 2015
Juvenile Justice Update (Co-editor of and contributor to bi-monthly Civic Research Institute publication, New York, NY, January 2014-present).
Juvenile Law and Practice in Virginia, 4th Ed. (Co-editor of chapter 9, The Disposition Hearing (2014))