Fordham University School of Law
Fordham Law Clinic
33 West 60th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10023-7905
Telephone: (212) 636-7357
Fax: (212) 636-6923
Office: Room Room 907
Gaylynn Burroughs is a Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham Law School where she teaches the Social Justice Clinic, part of the Feerick Center for Social Justice. In the clinic, she teaches students to use creative problem solving methods designed to effect change to benefit individuals and communities involved in the New York City child welfare system.
Professor Burroughs specializes in child welfare law and family defense. Prior to joining the faculty, she was an attorney at The Bronx Defenders in the Family Defense Practice where she represented low-income and indigent parents and caregivers in child abuse and neglect proceedings as well as related legal matters in Family Court.
In addition to child welfare law, her research and writing interests include human rights law, reproductive justice, and social justice lawyering.
Professor Burroughs clerked for the Hon. Deborah T. Poritz and the Hon. Helen E. Hoens of the New Jersey Supreme Court after receiving her J.D. and LL.M., in International Legal Studies, from New York University School of Law in 2005 and 2006, respectively. At NYU, Professor Burroughs was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Justice Junior Fellow. During law school, Professor Burroughs worked with an array of public interest organizations on both domestic and international legal projects, including Safe Horizon, Global Rights, Amnesty International USA, and the International Federation of Women Lawyers.