Child Advocacy Clinic

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Student Work

The Child Advocacy Clinic, which is part of HLS's Child Advocacy Program, is designed to educate students about a range of social change strategies and to encourage critical thinking about the pros and cons of different approaches. The Clinic is relevant for students with a particular interest in children's issues but also for students more generally interested in social change. 

Each CAP Clinic student is placed at a different organization/agency serving children, with a focus on these substantive areas: 

 
  • child welfare (abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption);
  • education; and 
  • juvenile justice.
  
The placements use a range of strategies to spark social change such as:
  
 
  • individual client representation;
  • impact litigation;
  • legislative and policy reform;
  • alternative dispute resolution;
  • grassroots organizing;
  • community education; and 
  • social entrepreneurship.
  

Some students will work for reform from within the system and others from outside. For more information on past placements, see our Master List of CAP Clinic Placements. Most placements are in the Boston-area, although the Winter/Spring option opens the possibility of working with organizations beyond Boston.

Clinical and Course Information

For registration information, see the 2014-2015 clinical curriculum

Faculty and Staff

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, Faculty Director
Cheryl Bratt (Administrative Director)

Contact

Child Advocacy Program 
6 Everett Street, Suite 4133 (WCC)
Harvard Law School
(617) 496-1684
cap@law.harvard.edu

Last modified: June 27, 2014

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