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Laura Oren

Laura Oren has no picture Laura E. Oren is the Law Foundation Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy at the Law Center. She holds a Ph.D. in British history from Yale University and graduated first in her class at the University of Houston Law Center in 1980. After graduation, she was in private practice, specializing in civil rights (Section 1983) law and appellate work. Professor Oren teaches Family Law andConstitutional Law and her scholarship has often been about the intersection of these two fields. Her specialty areas of research have been in Civil Rights (Section 1983) and Family Law, and she also teachesWomen and the Law, Conflict of Laws, and State and Local Government Law.
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What should we learn from disasters affecting children?

Together with the ABA, the UHLC’s Center for Children, Law & Policy has published a book on the effect of the hurricanes of 2005 on children. It is filled with interdisciplinary insights about what happened to children in families, foster care, and the juvenile justice and educational systems. Our contributing scholars have a lot to say about how legal deficiencies inhibited the best short and long term responses and about how to achieve better outcomes the next time disaster strikes. 

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