Prerequisites: Children's Justice Clinic and permission of instructors
This advanced clinic will focus on increasing the depth of the skills necessary to effective
representation and to making the law more responsive to the needs of children involved in the
juvenile court system. Specifically, this course will consider children's issues beyond the context
of juvenile delinquency court in Camden County. Students may work on a variety of projects.
Examples of these projects are appeals, amicus brief writing, legislative initiatives, other legal
reform work, advanced lawyering skills, interdisciplinary and holistic lawyering initiatives for
Children's Justice Clinic clients.
One stated mission of the Children's Justice Clinic is to elevate the level of child
lawyering in Camden County and throughout New Jersey. Students enrolled in this course will
work towards a more integrated view of the nature of best practices in the field and create
initiatives to make the law more responsive to the needs of children and families. Students will
meet weekly to discuss progress on their projects and reflect on their learning which may be
accompanied by the submission of weekly journal assignments.