Jennifer Rosen Valverde
Clinical Professor of Law
Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Esq., M.S.W., is a Clinical Professor of Law in the Education and Health Law Clinic, where she co-teaches a course on Special Education Law, supervises law students as they represent parents of children with disabilities in special education and early intervention cases, and supervises Master’s level social work students as they intern in the Rutgers Law School Clinical Program. Before joining the Rutgers clinical faculty in 2001, Professor Valverde represented abused and neglected children as an Assistant Public Guardian in Cook County, Illinois, and represented infants and toddlers with disabilities as a staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
Professor Valverde frequently provides training across the State of New Jersey on the early intervention and special education systems, as well as cross-systems educational advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities in foster care. She has published on these and related topics. Professor Valverde received her B.A. in sociology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Loyola University–Chicago Schools of Law and Social Work.
Watch Professor Valverde’s September 2011 interview with Dr. Michael Riccards of the Hall Institute of Public Policy–NJ in which she discuss special education law and issues.