LaShanda Taylor is a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Civil Practice Clinic. Ms. Taylor started her career as a Skadden Fellow at The Children’s Law Center. She continued there for five years as an attorney representing children, foster parents and kinship caregivers in abuse and neglect, adoption, custody, and guardianship proceedings in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She also directed The Children’s Law Center’s Family Permanency Project and coordinated training programs on adoption law and practice. More recently, she served as an Assistant Child Advocate with the New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate. In that capacity she evaluated the performance of state agencies in providing services to families and children throughout the state of New Jersey. While pursuing her law degree at N.Y.U. she was a student attorney in the Family Defense Clinic.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., New York University School of Law 1999
- B.A., Spelman College 1996 (summa cum laude)
- LaShanda Taylor, Creating a Causal Connection: From Prenatal Drug Use to Imminent Harm, 25 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 383 (1999).