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Advanced Child Advocacy Clinic

Explore advanced child custody and adoption issues in chancery court.

Be a Legal Advocate for Children and Families.

Students who have completed either the Adoption Legal Clinic or the Guardian ad Litem Clinic are eligible to participate in the Advanced Child Advocacy Clinic.

These students will learn about advanced child custody and adoption issues in chancery court, such as adoptions involving IPCP, contested terminations of parental rights, contested guardianships, custody matters involving third party custody or in loco parentis, and custody matters involving UCCJEA, child support matters, grandparent’s rights, and similar related matters.

Students will continue work not completed in either Law 609 or Law 612, plus will accept additional work assignments to satisfy the hourly credit requirement.

Professor Shirley T. Kennedy 

Director of Child Advocacy 
phone: 601-925-7180