Podcast: UCC School of Law

UCC School of Law •

Robert Schwartz, Phyllis W. Beck Chair in Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, talks Professor Ursula Kilkelly through the history of Juvenile Law Center, describing how the center evolved from representing individual children and young people to become a national advocacy organisation fighting to better the lives of thousands.

About the Expert

Robert Schwartz co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975 and was its executive director from 1982 to 2015.


In his career at Juvenile Law Center, Schwartz represented dependent and delinquent children in Pennsylvania juvenile and appellate courts; brought class-action litigation over institutional conditions and probation functions; testified in Congress before House and Senate committees; and spoke in over 30 states on matters related to children and the law.


Schwartz's career was not been limited to Pennsylvania, but included fighting nationally and internationally for youth’s rights

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