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Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Clinics, Institutes, and Initiatives

 The Civitas ChildLaw Center is home to several centers, institutes and initiatives. The goal of each of these programs is to provide specialized substantive and skills training to students while at the same time advancing the needs of children and families.


Civitas ChildLaw Clinic 
The Civitas ChildLaw Clinic is a law-school based law office in which third year law students, working under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty, provide legal representation to children in a range of legal proceedings, including child welfare, domestic relations, education, and other areas.

Civitas ChildLaw Policy Institute 
The Civitas ChildLaw Center’s Policy Institute seeks to improve the lives of children and families in Illinois through systems reform and legislative advocacy. The Policy Institute develops and promotes child-centered laws, policies and practices, and builds coalitions and partnerships to improve the functioning of the legal, social welfare, juvenile justice, health care and other systems that impact underrepresented children and families. The Civitas ChildLaw Center’s Policy Institute seeks to improve the lives of children and families in Illinois through systems reform and legislative advocacy. The Policy Institute develops and promotes child-centered laws, policies and practices, and builds coalitions and partnerships to improve the functioning of the legal, social welfare, juvenile justice, health care and other systems that impact underrepresented children and families. 

Education Law and Policy Institute 
Education Law and Policy Institute is dedicated to educational excellence and equity for children. To accomplish this it has developed three interrelated areas of focus. These include a comprehensive and integrated education law curriculum, a collaborative and interdisciplinary research and outreach agenda, and a program of educational advocacy for children through direct legal representation and policy initiatives.

International Children Rights Initiative 
Advancing the cause of children’s human rights is at the center of the Civitas ChildLaw Center’s mission. In furtherance of that goal, the Center offers courses in international children’s rights covering such topics as corporal punishment, child labor, child trafficking, and violence against children. In addition, students have an opportunity to develop “on-the-ground” experience and skills through internship placements across the globe with nongovernmental organizations such as UNICEF and the African Child Policy Forum. The ChildLaw Center also partners on a range of research, programming and activities with the University’s Center on the Human Rights of Children.

Children’s Health Law and Policy Initiative 
Building on Loyola’s strong reputation in the area of health law, the Civitas ChildLaw Center engages in a range of activities focused on promoting child health and working to reduce or eliminate health challenges such as childhood lead poisoning, obesity, and fetal alcohol syndrome. 

 

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SCHOOL OF LAW CIVITAS CHILDLAW CENTER
Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street Suite 1107 · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6481
· E-mail: ChildLaw-Center@luc.edu · www.luc.edu/childlaw

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