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Lucy Johnston-Walsh

Lucy Johnston-Walsh

Clinical Professor
Director, Children's Advocacy Clinic

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J.D., The Dickinson School of Law
M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Juniata College

Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh devotes her career to protecting children’s rights, directing the Children's Advocacy Clinic and the Center on Children and the Law. A former state and federal lobbyist for a child advocacy organization and past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Children's Rights Committee, Professor Johnston-Walsh directs the clinic’s operations and supports its mission to serve children and advocate for legislative issues related to children in the welfare system. Under Professor Johnston-Walsh’s supervision, clinic students represent abused and neglected children as well as those involved in contested adoption and custody actions. Prior to law school, Professor Johnston-Walsh, who holds a master’s in social work, served for several years as a social worker in the public school system of Virginia.