Students in the Child Advocacy Clinic are appointed by courts to represent children in cases involving allegations of neglect and abuse. As Guardians ad Litem for the child, students interview witnesses, investigate the child’s home, review pleadings and medical and school records, and make recommendations to the court regarding the best interests of the child.
Many of the children we represent are the victims of abuse or neglect. The CAC provides students with training that is practical and experiential instead of being merely theoretical. Students not only learn how to “think like a lawyer,” but also how to “act as a lawyer.” Our recommendations have real world consequences and a permanent impact on the lives of the children.