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Susan Vivian Mangold, JD

School of Law, Professor 

Specialty/Research Focus

Child welfare law


Susan Vivian Mangold is a Professor of Law at SUNY Buffalo Law School. She has developed courses entitled Introduction to Family Violence, Child Advocacy and the Law, Child Welfare Law, State as Custodian and Evidence and the Child Victim. Mangold has published in the field of child welfare law and has presented to audiences of lawyers, social workers, physicians and others engaged in the protection of children. She was an organizer of the Urban Girls: Entering a New Millennium Conference in April 2000 which gathered over 800 teens, advocates and scholars to address the unique issues of girls in urban settings. She is Director of the Baldy Center's Program on Children, Families, and Society.

Mangold is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. At the law school, she was Executive Director of Harvard Legal Aid. She was a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia for five years before entering academics. At the Juvenile Law Center, she represented children in abuse and neglect cases and worked on impact litigation in the child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health areas.