Change of Heart includes some fascinating people, distinctive characters of great accomplishment who played pivotal roles in the story I tell. I thought readers might want to know more about them.
Bernardine Dohrn, activist, academic, and child advocate, is a retired Clinical Associate Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic, and was the founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center. The Center represents young people in court, and is a national policy center for the comprehensive needs of children, adolescents, and their families, providing critical analysis and knowledge about youth law practice, the administration of justice, and the preparation of professionals who advocate for children.
Dohrn is an author and coeditor of three books: Race Course: Against White Supremacy (2009); A Century of Juvenile Justice (2002); and Resisting Zero Tolerance: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students (2001).
She writes and lectures on international human rights law, children in conflict with the law, racism and youth justice, school law, and torture. Dohrn taught women and children’s human rights law at Northwestern, was visiting professor at Leiden University faculty of law in the Netherlands and at Vrieje University in Amsterdam, and is currently a Lecturer at the University of Chicago.
Ms. Dohrn is a graduate of the University of Chicago College and the Law School.