Law Course Catalog

An archive catalog may be found here.

7744. Clinic: Child Advocacy

2.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 in representing individual children in cases involving abuse/neglect, juvenile justice, special education, youth homelessness, and medical/mental health care. Students will also assist on the Center's ongoing impact litigation, and engage in state-level legislative advocacy. Students may assist with the Center¿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.