Children’s Rights & Family Law Clinic

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The Children's Rights & Family Law Clinic (CRC) represents families and children in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. The Clinic engages in non-litigation legal advocacy and educational outreach, providing services in a variety of areas including: custody and visitation issues, child and spousal support, domestic violence, matrimonial matters, general and special education issues, and other children's rights issues.

Students Can Expect

The CRC offers students the opportunity to learn about the following areas of law: matrimonial law, custody and visitation issues, child and spousal support, domestic violence, general and special education issues, adoption, and other children’s rights issues.

Students will:

  • Negotiate
  • Argue motions
  • Interview and counsel clients
  • Conduct discovery and do legal research and analysis

Credits & Requirements

  • 2 Semester (full year) Clinic 
  • 6 Credits per semester
  • 20-25 hours per week time commitment

Pre- or Co-Requisites:

  • Professional Responsibility
  • Family Law (Suggested)

Faculty

Suzette Meléndez
Director, Children's Rights & Family Law Clinic
Lecturer