Martin Guggenheim teaches at the New York University School of Law where he is the Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director of the Family Defense Clinic.
He is an Associate Reporter on the ALI’s Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law project.
From 1998 to 2002, Professor Guggenheim was director of NYU Law’s Clinical and Advocacy Programs. He has been an active litigator in the area of children and the law and has argued leading cases on juvenile delinquency and termination of parental rights in the U.S. Supreme Court.
He has published more than 50 articles and book chapters, plus five books, including What’s Wrong with Children’s Rights (2005). His research has focused on adolescent abortion, First Amendment rights in schools, the role of counsel for children in court proceedings, and empirical research on child welfare practice, juvenile justice, and family law.
Following law school, Professor Guggenheim worked at the Juvenile Rights Division of New York’s Legal Aid Society and later for the Juvenile Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.
EDUCATION: State University of New York, Buffalo, B.A.; New York University School of Law, J.D.