Child Advocacy Clinic
This course will offer students both formal instruction and on-the job training on legal advocacy for low income children and youth. Students will assist legal staff at the Center for Children's Advocacy (CCA) in representing individual children in cases involving abuse/neglect, juvenile justice, special education, youth homelessness, and medical/mental health care.
|Semesters Offered||Fall and spring|
|Class Meets||Th 2:00-4:00 (fall)|
Students will also assist on CCA’s ongoing impact litigation, and engage in state-level legislative advocacy, as such opportunities arise. Students may assist with CCA’s mobile office, visiting community locations to help youth with legal rights issues.
Legal research and writing will be assigned as needed for the cases and projects. Readings and class discussion will cover substantive law issues, as well as the trial skills necessary to advocate effectively for children and youth. Attendance at various community and state task force meetings will be expected.
Quote or testimonial from student about experience in the Center for Children’s Advocacy. Quote or testimonial from student about experience in the Center for Children’s Advocacy.