Levin College of Law

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

Emeritus Professor




J.D., Columbia University
B.S., Regent’s College, University of the State of New York
Diploma Superiore, Universita per Stranieri (Perugia, Italy)

Teaching and Scholarship

Adoption, Child Welfare Law, Children’s Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, The Supreme Court and The Family, and Child/Parent and State.


  • Cleaning Up Toxic Violence: An EcoGenerist Paradigm, in Nancy E. Dowd et al, Handbook on Children, Culture & Violence (Sage 2006)
  • The Family Supportive Nature of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, in Jonathan Todres et al, The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Transnational Publishers 2006)
  • Waiting for Loving: The Child’s Fundamental Right to Adoption, 34 Capital U. L. Rev. 297-329 (2005)
    Martyrs Media and the Web: Examining a Grassroots Children’s Rights Movement Through the Lens of Social Movement Theory, 5 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc. 121-154 (2005).
  • Ecogenerism: An Environmentalist Approach to Protecting Endangered Children, 12 Va. J. of L. & Soc. Policy 409-447 (2005)
  • Foreword, Beyond Brown: Children, Race, and Education, 16 U.F. J. L. Pub. Pol. 1 (2005)
  • Reframing the Debate About the Socialization of Children: An Environmentalist Paradigm, 2004 Chicago Law Forum 85-165 (2004)
  • Revisioning Rights for Children in Rethinking Childhood 229-243 (Pufall et al, eds. Rutgers Press 2004)