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Ellen Marrus

About Ellen Marrus

Professor Ellen Marrus is the George Butler Research Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy at UHLC. She received her J.D. in 1990 from University of San Francisco, and her L.L.M. from Georgetown Law Center in 1992. She came to the University of Houston Law Center in 1995 after serving as a juvenile public defender in California. Professor Marrus has directed the clinical programs and implemented child advocacy clinics. She also teaches Juvenile Law, Children and the Law, Professional Responsibility, and practice related courses. Professor Marrus concentrates her scholarship in the areas of juvenile law, children's rights, and professionalism and presents at various conferences on these topics around the country.

More Analysis on Today’s Alabama v. Miller Decision

Ellen Marrus is the George Butler Research Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Marrus also serves as Director of UH’s Center for Children, Law & Policy and Director of the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. She received her J.D. in 1990 from the University of San Francisco and her LL.M. from Georgetown […]

Policy Primer: The Future of Juvenile Parole and Re-entry

The Texas Public Policy Foundation held a panel discussion in Austin regarding how the State follows up juvenile commitments and what direction their policies might take in the future.  Once released from detention or parole, the odds of a juvenile reoffending afterwards are unacceptably high.  While the civil commitment of delinquent juveniles is ostensibly done […]