Child Advocacy Clinic - LAWN582

5 Credits

The Child Advocacy Clinic offers students the opportunity to serve the legal needs of children involved family court proceedings. All work is done under close faculty supervision and is staffed by upper-level law students, who, practicing under a special court order, will represent children in abuse and neglect cases, in matters involving allegations ranging from physical and sexual abuse to educational neglect and inadequate supervision. Students will also represent youth in custody and visitation disputes, domestic violence cases and termination of parental rights matters. Students in the clinic spend one full day a week in court and spend at least a dozen hours each week meeting with their clients and preparing their cases. They also engage in an intensive training program that is supplemented by a weekly seminar.

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