Professor Sheryl Buske joined CharlotteLaw in 2008 from DePaul University College of Law where she taught a range of family & child law courses including Family and the Family Unit, Adoption Law, Juvenile Justice: Abuse and Neglect, Legal Analysis, Legal Drafting and international comparative law seminars. She has also served as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin and most recently at Makumira University Faculty of Law in Tanzania, East Africa. Prior to entering academia, Professor Buske was a trial attorney for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and represented the Department in child abuse and neglect proceedings. In law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Appellate Team, the Journal of Arts & Entertainment Law, was awarded the McGillicudy Scholarship for excellence in legal writing and served as a faculty research assistant.
Professor Buske’s research focuses on policy and practice issues in child and family welfare, particularly foster care and adoption, and with a growing emphasis on comparative systems. Professor Buske has published and lectured nationally and internationally on child welfare.