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Improve Lives with a Certificate in Family and Juvenile Law.

What defines a family? How are children's rights evolving? The practice of family and juvenile law seeks to answer these questions and provide a framework for helping navigate the legal waters surrounding them.  This requires both a sensitive manner and a discerning legal mind. If you are considering a family law career or wish to work as a child advocate, MC Law will sharpen and inform both.

Professor and students from the Certificate in Family and Juvenile Law Program advocating in family court

Protect and advocate for those who need it most

Focus your studies around domestic relations, current issues in family law, children in the legal system, and juvenile legal issues, as well as work in engaging clinical programs involving:

  • adoption law
  • guardian ad litem work
  • youth court practice
  • juvenile delinquency
  • child custody and support

The opportunity to work closely with faculty members and experienced practitioners in the field means you will be well-versed in this evolving discipline. A Certificate from MC’s family and juvenile law program will set you apart from other law school graduates during job applications and interviews and will ensure you start your legal practice with knowledge above and beyond your peers.

family and juvenile law program APPLICATION Process    

Students must apply for admission to the Certificate Program with the Director of the Family and Children’s Law Center.  A student may apply for admission beginning with the registration period for the third semester of law school. However, no application may be made after the drop/add period in the students final semester.