Angela M. Burton, J.D.

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Angela (Angie) Burton earned a B.A. in philosophy in 2000 from Yale University, where she was also awarded the DuPuy Graduation Scholarship.  She worked on public policy for several years at the state and local levels in Kentucky and New York City before earning her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2009.  In law school, Angie was a Child and Family Advocacy Fellow, Dean’s Scholar, Research Assistant for multiple professors, and Notes & Comments Editor of the Hofstra Law Review.  She was also awarded the William Eric Goldberg Graduation Prize and the award for Excellence in Family Law courses from Hofstra.

Angie practiced law for several years in two premier law firms in New York City, primarily representing lenders in secondary market transactions. In 2013, she served as Public Policy Fellow of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, where she helped create and instruct a capstone family law policy course for law school students at Hofstra.  While in practice in New York, Angie maintained an active pro bono practice, and was honored by the Empire State Counsel for her service on behalf of underprivileged populations. 

Angie is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals, Law and Society Association, USM Advisory Committee for Paralegal Studies, and the USM Arts & Letters Gulf Coast Events & Student Outreach Committee. She was recently awarded a 2016 Summer Grant for the Improvement of Instruction.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Family Law

• Constitutional Law

• Lawmaking and Public Policy

• Child Advocacy

• Juvenile Justice

• Legal/Paralegal Pedagogy

• Practice of Law/Legal Ethics

 

PUBLICATIONS

Angela M. Burton, Underemployed Attorneys and Underserved Communities: Getting to the Corps of the Problem, 43 HOFSTRA L. REV. 157 (2014): a proposal to develop a national corps of attorneys to help resolve the dual problems of attorneys in need of employment and populations in need of legal counsel.