Keynote Speaker for 2014 Conference: Dean Lucy S. McGough

CSLSA is pleased to announce that Lucy S. McGough, Dean of the Appalachian School of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the annual scholarship conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dean McGough joined the Appalachian School of Law after nearly thirty years of teaching at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, the host school for this year’s meeting. While at LSU, Dean McGough taught and wrote prolifically on juvenile law and justice as well as family law, and she coordinated a multi-year process of organizing, modifying, and codifying the laws affecting children in Louisiana into what is now the Louisiana Children’s Code. She was instrumental in creating, under a MacArthur Foundation grant, a model juvenile defense clinic for adoption by other law schools. She has been, both before and during her academic career, a strong advocate for children in the foster care system seeking permanent adoption. And before teaching at LSU, Dean McGough was the first female law professor at the Emory University School of Law.

Dean McGough will address conference attendees on this year’s conference theme: “Academics as Instrumentalists.”

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