Child Advocacy Law Concentration


To complete the requirements of the concentration, you must complete with a B- or better (P for clinic) all of the following courses:

  • LAW 655 Family Law
  • LAW 652 Evidence
  • LAW 684 Criminal Investigation
  • LAW 715 Gender-based Violence and the Law Seminar
  • LAW 762 Criminal Defense Clinic, or Criminal Prosecution Clinic

You must also satisfactorily complete nine (9) credit hours from the following courses:

  • LAW 714 Child Advocacy Field Placement
  • LAW 685 Criminal Adjudication
  • LAW 766 Domestic Violence Civil Clinic

The offering of any of these courses will depend on teacher availability and reasonable enrollment demand. The Law School does not guarantee that you will be able to satisfy the requirements necessary for obtaining the Concentration.

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, you must write a high quality professional academic research paper on a topic concerning child advocacy law. The paper must be of sufficient depth and quality to satisfy, and may be used to satisfy, the Law School’s upper-level writing requirement. This paper requirement may be fulfilled by an independent writing project or the writing requirement for a course or writing for the law review/journal. You must receive advance approval of your topic from a member of the Child Advocacy Certification Committee.