Advanced Child Advocacy Clinic   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 629 - Advanced Child Advocacy Clinic

Credits, 2-3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): LAW 609 - Adoption Legal Clinic  OR LAW 612 - Guardian Ad Litem Clinic  

This course is limited to students who are eligible to practice under the limited practice act in chancery court. Students enrolled in this course will learn about advanced child custody and adoption issues in chancery court, including but not limited to adoptions involving IPCP, contested terminations of parental rights, contested guardianships, custody matters involving third party custody or in loco parentis, and custody matters involving UCCJEA, child support matters, grandparent’s rights, and similar related matters. Students will continue work not completed in either Law 609 or Law 612, plus will accept additional work assignments to satisfy the hourly credit requirement. Students will meet with the instructor for one hour per week during the semester and will observe or participate in chancery court proceedings. All participants in chancery court proceedings will be supervised by the course instructor. Each student will be required to log a total in classroom meetings or court proceedings of at least 100 hours for 2 credit hours or 150 hours for 3 credit hours. Credits will count towards experiential learning.