College of Law

Children’s Rights Clinic

Students in the Children’s Rights Clinic represent clients in cases involving child custody, protection orders, adoptions, and child abuse and neglect. The clinic seeks to represent survivors of domestic violence in any case it accepts.

Admission is by permission of the instructor, and it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed at least 59 credit hours so that they can apply for certification as legal interns under Rule II of the Ohio Supreme Court Rules. This certification allows a student, under the professor’s supervision, to conduct a trial and otherwise speak on the record in court.

Student interns are responsible for all aspects of their clients' cases, including interviewing, counseling, research, discovery, negotiation, pleading and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, court appearances, trial preparation and practice, and appeals

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Last Updated: 7/3/19