FAQs for prospective students

  1. What kinds of cases does the Children’s Rights Clinic work on?

    We represent alleged abused/neglected children who are legally involved with CPS.  We are appointed by the court in Travis County.

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  2. How many students does CRC accept?

    The clinic accepts 12 students each semester.

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  3. Will I meet with clients in person or virtually?

    Probably both, but a decision will be made on a case by case determination.  You should assume that if you are in the clinic, you will need to do in-person visits where you are following all health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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  4. What is the weekly time commitment?

    You can expect to spend 12-15 hours per week on clinic work, but the intensity will change depending on the demands of your cases.

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  5. Besides court, what other case related obligations do students have?

    Most everything has shifted to virtual meetings with CPS, placements, and parents. You are also required to meet with your clients and be in touch with them.

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  6. Which days are court hearings held on?

    Tuesdays and Fridays are the most likely days.  You should assume that you will miss class on occasion.  Also, at the moment all hearings are virtual, but we do not have clear guidance on when in-person court will resume.

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