Sacha M. Coupet

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Sacha M. Coupet is the Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Mission Innovation at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she has served on the faculty since 2004.  Prof. Coupet received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Michigan and her A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis.  She trained as a child and family psychologist as well as a child advocate, interning at the Juvenile Law Center while in law school and beginning her teaching career at the University of Michigan's Child Advocacy Law Clinic. 

Her research, which focuses on policy and practice issues in child and family well-being, has been published in a number of noteworthy national law journals and she presents nationally on issues related to child welfare, family law, children’s rights, LGBTQ youth and diversity & inclusion in law and legal practice.  Prof. Coupet is the co-editor of Children, Sexuality and the Law (NYU Press, 2015), a groundbreaking book that contributes greatly to the dialogue about children’s agency.  She helped to create the AALS Section on Children and the Law, where she currently serves as Chair-Elect, and has also served as Chair of the AALS Section on Poverty Law.