resident faculty ANDREW BLOCK, ADJUNCT FACULTY ANGELA CIOLFI, KATHRYN DUVALL AND CRYSTAL SHIN; 8 Credits; Yearlong
In the clinic, offered in conjunction with the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center, students represent low-income children statewide who have problems with the education, foster care and juvenile justice systems.While the kind of cases will vary, the clinic’s primary objective is to protect clients’ rights to stay in their communities and in their schools, and to live in safe situations.
Students also examine the laws governing services to children who have been found delinquent, represent children in negotiations and administrative hearings, and participate in court proceedings to the extent permitted by law.
A weekly clinical seminar meets during the fall semester only. It provides students with an understanding of the legal obstacles confronting low-income children, and of the various legal settings in which the students will practice.