Course Information

Course Description: Children’s Rights Clinic 

  • Taught by Lori Duke and Leslie Strauch
  • 6 credits (pass/fail) — offered Fall, Spring
  • Students must have completed 43 credit hours prior to enrollment

The class meets once a week (Thursday afternoon) to focus on substantive law, procedure, and ethics, as well as child welfare policy. Court is usually on Tuesday.  Students may occasionally need to miss class on those days or sometimes on other days. The weekly workload varies considerably, depending upon what is happening in a student’s cases.

Students are required to travel to see their clients, making access to reliable transportation a must.  If a student does not have access to transportation, please talk with the clinic director about possible solutions.  Occasionally a student must travel outside of Travis County.  In that case, the clinic reimburses the student for mileage.