James G. Dwyer is the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at the William and Mary School of Law, where he has been on the faculty since 2000 and teaches Youth Law, Family Law, Trusts & Estates, and Law and Social Justice. He received his law degree from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in political, legal, and moral philosophy from Stanford University. Before beginning his academic career, he served in Family Court in upstate New York as a Law Guardian for children and as assigned counsel for parents in a variety of matters involving children, including child protection cases. He has authored a half dozen books and dozens of articles on the legal and moral rights of children. His most recent book is Liberal Child Welfare Policy and Its Destruction of Black Lives (Routledge 2018).

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