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