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October-December 2008


Alumni News — Oct-Dec 2008

January 1, 2009
Former Law clerks Meghan Corman, Shilpa Ram, Hayley Upshaw (summer 2007), Lucy Wang, and Catherine Wollard (summer 2008) have all passed the California Bar! Summer 2007 Law Clerk Rachael Gardiner, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, has been awarded an Equal…

At the Center — Oct-Dec 2008

January 1, 2009
NCYL Welcomes New Attorney Christiana Geffen Macfarlane
Christiana Geffen Macfarlane has joined NCYL part-time to work with Senior Attorney Rebecca Gudeman on adolescent health projects. Specifically, Christiana will help develop policies to increase youth’s access to health care and improve cooperation among agencies that serve

New Federal Child Welfare Law Draws Mixed Reviews

January 1, 2009
By Lani Molina A new federal law that makes sweeping changes to child welfare services has the potential to improve outcomes for children and youth in foster care, advocates say. But some also say the measure does not go far enough to improve foster-care placements…