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Director Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Courses Taught Family Law Clinic and Seminar
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Fallon is a Feminist, Reproductive Justice Transformer, Social Justice Leader and Movement Lawyer.

Fallon is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of The Jeannette Lipman Family Law Clinic at The University of Richmond School of Law where she is building a clinic to provide holistic legal defense to parents involved in child welfare and dependency proceedings in Richmond, Virginia.

Prior to joining the law school faculty in August, Fallon served as a Staff Attorney and Team Leader in the Family Defense Practice at The Bronx Defenders where she represented parents in child protective proceedings who were accused of abuse or neglect. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law and the Director of the Mainzer Family Defense Clinic, where she taught and supervised students in child protective hearings. During her time at The Bronx Defenders, Fallon became very active in policy, lobbying, community organizing, and movement lawyering. She played in integral role in coalition building and creating legislation to reform the child welfare system and state central registry. Fallon received her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While at the University of North Carolina School of Law, she was a Senior Editor for the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal. As a 3rd year law student, she published "An Endless Battle: the Rise of Anti-Abortion Legislation and Decline of the Woman’s Fundamental Right to Reproductive Privacy," Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal (2013).

Fallon is originally from Ayden, North Carolina. In her spare time, she owns and operates a boutique all natural skincare company and enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities with friends and family, such as: hiking, running, and mountain climbing.

Presentations
Presenter, "Mamas of Color and Mental Health: The Harm of State Intervention via the Child Protection System," Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, Alexandria, Virginia (Aug. 2019).
Panelist, "Race, Class, and Privilege," 2019 Community-Oriented Defender Network Conference, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Baltimore (June 2019).
Presenter, "Mamas of Color and Mental Health: The Harm of State Intervention via the Child Protection System," ABA National Conference on Parent Representation, Tyson's Corner, Virginia (April 2019).
Presenter, "Balance for Better: Building Gender Equity in Public Service," Balance for Better Symposium, New York University (March 2019).
Presenter, "Mamas of Color and Mental Health: The Harm of State Intervention via the Child Protection System," National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, American University College of Law (March 2019).
Professional Experience
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic (2019-Present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
Director and Adjunct Professor for Mainzer Family Defense Clinic (2017-2019)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
Team Leader and Staff Attorney (2012-2019)
The Bronx Defenders, Bronx, New York
Certified Student Practitioner (2012-2013)
University of North Carolina School of Law, Juvenile Justice Clinic, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Guardian Ad Litem (2011-2013)
North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Program, Orange County District Court, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Publications
Articles

Policing Marijuana: When Parents are Penalized for being Poor, Black and Tangled up in Child Welfare, ___ Cardozo J. of Equal Rights & Social Justice ___ (forthcoming 2020).

An Endless Battle: the Rise of Anti-Abortion Legislation and Decline of the Woman’s Fundamental Right to Reproductive Privacy, Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal (2012).

Education
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law 2013
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2010
Communication Studies, minor in Social Entrepreneurship
Contact Information
Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 662-3076
Areas of Expertise
Child Welfare Law
Criminal Law
Reproductive Justice
Poverty Law
Family Law