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Emily Buss : Presentations

"Are Parents’ Rights in Children’s Interests?," Second Annual Joanne Ross Wilder Memorial Lecture, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, November 2014

"Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System, Can a Change in Process Enhance Juvenile Offenders’ Prospects?," The Future of Juvenile Justice Symposium at the University of North Carolina April 2014; Chicago Best Ideas Series at the University of Chicago Law School February 2014

"The Developmental Stakes of Youth Participation in Juvenile Court," Authors Conference at University of Haifa and Hebrew University, October 2013

"Parents’ Rights and Children’s Interests," Keynote Address of Annual Family Law Conference at University of Haifa, June 2013

"The Hazards of Basing Juvenile Justice Policy on Developmental Science," Missouri Law Review Symposium on the implications of Miller v. Alabama 2013; Symposium on Juveniles and the Supreme Court at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles October 2012

"Escaping the American Blot? A Comparative look at Federalism in Australia and the United States through the Lens of Family Law," University of Chicago Law School 2013; International Society of Family Law North American Regional Conference at the University of Iowa June 2012; University of New South Wales Faculty Workshop February 2012 (with William Buss)

"What is Education?," University of Chicago Symposium on Education, June 2011

"Failing Juvenile Courts," Seize the Moment: Justice for the Child Symposium at Northwestern University School of Law, October 2010

"How to Think about 'Abuse' and 'Neglect' at the Yearning for Zion Ranch," William and Mary School of Law Symposium on Families, Fundamentalism, and the First Amendment, November 2009

"What the Law Should (and Should Not) Learn from Child Development Research," AALS Annual Meetings January 2011 (significantly modified); Hofstra Law School’s Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture April 2009

"Due Process For Children: Designing A Court Process That Takes Account Of Their Development," Wyoming Children’s Justice Conference June 2009; University of Michigan Law School Johnson Workshop February 2009

"Legal and Medical Perspectives on Sperm and Egg Donation," University of Chicago Alumni Association Citifront Forum, December 2008 (with Dr. David Cohen)

"The Interaction of Law and Development in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders," University of Chicago  Developmental Workshop, October 2008

"Developmental Considerations," University of Colorado Law School Voices of Youth in the Courtroom: is it Time for a Change? Symposium, November 2006

"In re Gault: A Reassessment," Chase College of Law Re-Envisioning the Role of the Juvenile Court in the 21st Century Symposium, September 2006

"The Court’s Role in Supporting Foster Youth’s Transition to Adulthood," New Mexico Summit Preserving Connections/Promoting Independence September 2006; Temple University School of Law School March 2006 

"Turning Best Ideas into Practice: Chicago's Policy Initiative on Foster Care," University of Chicago Law School, November 2005

"When Children's and Adults' Speech Rights are at Odds," Michigan State University College of Law, February 2005

"Radical Change Through Conventional Means," University of Virginia Conference on the State Construction of Families, October 2004

"Address to the Entering Class," University of Chicago Law School, 22 September 2005

"Constitutional Fidelity through Children's Rights," University of Chicago Chicago's Best Ideas Series April 2004; Syracuse University Law School March 2004 

"The Relationship Between Procreative and Parental Rights under the Constitution," University of Chicago Law and Philosophy Workshop March 2004; Syracuse University Law School Faculty Workshop March 2004

"Assessing the State's Opportunities for Developmental Influence," University of Chicago Legal Forum Symposium, October 2003

"Children's Constitutional Rights," International Society of Family Law: North American Conference, June 2003

"The Child's Constitution," University of Chicago Loop Luncheon, May 2003

"The Speech Enhancing Effect of Internet Regulation," Association of American Law Schools Panel Presentation, January 2003

"Children's Representation, The Achilles Heel of Children's Rights," 12th Annual International Congress on Family Law in Havana, Cuba, September 2002

"Children's Rights on Children's Terms," University of Chicago Law School Workshop, July 2002

"Children's Associational Rights? Why Less is More," William and Mary School of Law Symposium on the Relationship Rights of Children, March 2002

"The Missed Opportunity in Gault," University of Florida Inaugural Conference on Children and the Law, December 2001

"In or Out? Imposing Constitutional Constraints on the State's Authority to Allocate Pieces of Parenthood," Brigham Young University Law School Symposium on the ALI Family Dissolution Principles, February 2001

"Adrift in the Middle: Parental Rights after Troxel v. Granville," Rutgers Law School Symposium on the Supreme Court's decision in Troxel v. Granville, October 2000

"Ethical Issues in the Representation of Child Clients," Presentation to Cook County domestic relations lawyers and judges, 6 July 2000

"The Parental Rights of Minors," Buffalo Law School Symposium on the Urban Girl, April 2000

"Children as Parties, Victims and Witnesses," Presentation to Judges at Illinois Judicial Conference's Education Conference, 2000

"Without Peers? The Missing Piece in the Courts' (and the Philosophers') Analysis of Parental Claims to Educational Control," University of Chicago Law School Faculty Workshop, 1999

"What Does Frieda Yoder Believe?," University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Symposium on the Constitutional Rights of Children, 1999; University of Chicago Law and Philosophy Workshop, 1999

"Confronting Developmental Barriers to the Empowerment of Child Clients," University of Chicago Law School Faculty Workshop, 1998

"Too Young to be Rehabilitated?," Conference on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Reform at University of Virginia Center for Children, Families and the Law, 1998

"The Role of Lawyers in Promoting Juveniles' Competence as Defendants," Meeting of authors for Youth on Trial convened by MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, 1998

"Whose Religious Autonomy are we Protecting?," Symposium on Religion, Law and the Construction of Identities, 1997

"Parents' Rights and Parents Wronged," Meeting the Basic Needs of Children: Defining Public and Private Responsibilities Symposium at Ohio State University College of Law, 1995

"Sibling Rights," Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The Evolution of Children's Rights Symposium, Temple Law Review, 1995