Sarah Valentine, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor earned her MLIS degree (1985) and JD degree (1989) at Florida State University. As an attorney, she practiced public interest law for more than ten years, including at MFY Legal Services in East Harlem and at Legal Aid for Rockland County. In 1996 she helped establish and became managing attorney of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, a three county legal services office in up-state New York. Her practice has included family law, landlord tenant, government benefits, and juvenile rights. She currently teaches New York Practice and Professional Responsibility and presents and writes on the need to secure safe and ethical treatment of queer youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and on the importance of teaching legal research as a both a legal and a lawyering skill. Her law review articles have appeared in such journals as the University of Baltimore Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the New York City Law Review, and Temple Law Review.


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