Professor Bernard Perlmutter Writes Chapter in Book Justice Outsourced

The chapter focuses on the complex relationship between welfare recipients and public assistance systems.
Professor Bernard Perlmutter Writes Chapter in Book Justice Outsourced
Bernard Perlmutter

Bernard Perlmutter, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Children and Youth Law Clinic, wrote a chapter in the book, Justice Outsourced, which Temple University Press recently publishedThe article, “'Give Me My Allowance or I'll Run!' Everyday Resistance by Foster Children and Justice Outsourced,” builds on Austin Sarat’s socio-legal study of the complex relationships between welfare recipients and public assistance systems and their ambivalent relationships with legal services providers. It uses examples from the University of Miami Children & Youth Law Clinic case docket.

Perlmutter teaches Family Law, Transactional Family Law, Children and the Law, and New Directions in Lawyering:  Interviewing, Counseling, and Attorney-Client Relational Skills. He established the clinic in 1996 at Miami Law and continues to teach and supervise second- and third-year law students who handle cases involving abused, abandoned, and neglected children and adolescents in dependency, foster care, adoption, public benefits, health care, mental health, disability, education, and immigration matters, in addition to appellate, legislative, and administrative advocacy, and law reform litigation.

Perlmutter has published law review articles and book chapters analyzing the due process rights of foster children placed in psychiatric facilities; the uses of therapeutic jurisprudence in child advocacy and clinical legal education; the constitutionality of shackling children in juvenile courts; children's medical privacy rights in juvenile and family court hearings; children organizing to reform foster care systems; the treatment of immigrant children by state dependency courts; and administrative fair hearings in child welfare cases.