Kathryn L. Pierce - Publications and Activites

Forthcoming Scholarship

  • “Collateral Costs of Youth: The Dual Ledger System and Underground Economy of the Safe Schools Act Movement" (with Professor M. Quinn)
  • “America’s Child Soldiers: Youth Gang Members in the United States”
  • “Finding My Voice: Addressing the Unique Legal Positions of Victims of Teen Dating Violence”
  • Development of Protocol for Children in Foster Care Who Are Victims of Sexual Assault (research)


  • “Nowhere to Turn: The Battle of Girls in Care to Exercise Their Reproductive Rights,” The Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, Fall 2008


  • Missouri Bar, since 2001
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA)
  • Guest Speaker, “Juvenile Justice,” St. Louis on the Air with Don Marsh Radio Show, Local NPR Affiliate, 2009
  • Panelist, “Guardian-ad-Litem Advocacy in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings: Representing Youth Aging Out of Care,” Washington University 10th Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, 2010
  • Presenter, “Legal and Social Work Ethics in Child Welfare Cases,” 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri, St. Louis Family Court, 2010
  • Panelist/Paper Presenter, “Prosecution for Protection: A Call for a More Global Approach to Combating Youth Gang Violence in the United States,” paper at session of Bringing Children into the Legal Academy: The Role of Childhood in Crating and Maintaining the Legal Order, Law and Society Association, 2010

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