Family Justice Clinic

Students in the Family Justice Clinic provide a broad range of family law representation to low-income clients for whom access to justice is limited.  Students represent children, parents or guardians in family cases including custody and visitation, guardianship, domestic violence and other family matters. Cases may involve contested trials, negotiations, administrative advocacy, and cutting edge legal and policy issues.  The clinic has a particular focus on prisoners and their families, clients engaged with immigration issues, and those affected by the child welfare system and other forms of state intervention. The clinic explores the role of families in society, the strengths and weaknesses of state intervention into families, and the meaning of access to justice for children and parents.

Credits: 6. Graded.
Professor Elizabeth MacDowell