Oregon Child Advocacy Project

Pursuing Justice for Children

The Oregon Child Advocacy Project at the University of Oregon School of Law pursues legal change to protect children’s interests. Faculty and students associated with OCAP work on legislative proposals and provide research assistance and consultation to attorneys in cases that advance the project’s goals.

OCAP does not represent individual clients or give advice to private individuals.


OCAP Events

State Bar Family Law Conference:

The Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners and the Oregon chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers provide two scholarships to allow students to attend the conference each year. Students are chosen based on their commitment to and intention to practice family law.


Interested in Juvenile Law?

The Oregon Juvenile Academy sponsors a training for juvenile court lawyers in Eugene in October. Law students may attend part or all the conference free if they volunteer some time to help with registration or other tasks at the conference.

The Academy is a consortium that includes the state Office of Public Defense Services, the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar, Youth Rights and Justice, representatives from the DOJ, and, of course, the law school. Lawyers from all over the state come to this training. The materials and presenters are always good, and it's a great chance to network.

If you would like to attend next year or have further questions, please email Kathryn Moakley.


Child Law Field Placement Program

Every summer 5-6 students are placed with juvenile court judges and nonprofit lawyers that advocate for children through the Child Advocacy Field Placement Program.

Family & Child Law Field Placements