Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law



Children’s Legal Rights Journal
The Children’s Legal Rights Journal is a quarterly national publication intended for an interdisciplinary audience, including attorneys, social workers, educators, health professionals, policy makers, academics and child advocates. Loyola J.D. and LL.M. students edit the Journal in collaboration with the ABA Center on Children and the Law. The Journal also serves as the membership publication of the National Association of Counsel for Children. The Journal also hosts an annual symposium on a topic of significance to child and family law stakeholders.

Loyola University Chicago Masters in Jurisprudence Degree in Children’s Law and Policy 
The Program’s faculty select the best of students’ capstone theses for publication on this forum, based on excellence in research, content, and contribution to the field of children’s welfare and the law. 

Loyola University Chicago ChildLaw and Education Institute Forum and the Journal of Early Education Law and Policy
These online journals sponsored by the ChildLaw and Education Institute consist of student publications on topics of relevance to a broad range of issues in children’s education law and policy. 

Faculty Publications
Loyola’s child and family law faculty are actively involved in research and publication activities, ranging from books and articles to social media communications. As sample of recent faculty publications includes:

Advocating for Children in Care in a Climate of Economic Recession: The Relationship Between Poverty and Child Maltreatment, 6 Nw. J. L. & Soc. Pol’y. (2011) (Bruce Boyer w/ Amy Halbrook) [article]

What Began as a Cause has Become a Profession: Reflections on the Role of Loyola's Civitas ChildLaw Center in the Development of Children's law as a Legal Specialty, 29 CH.L. RTS.J. 1. (2009) (Diane C. Geraghty) [article]

Neglected, Abused and Dependent Children - Dispositions and Permanency, (Anita Weinberg co-authored with Bruce Boyer) in Illinois Juvenile Law and Practice (IICLE 2007)

Lead Safe Illinois
A joint publication of Loyola University Civitas ChildLaw Center and the Illinois Lead Safe Housing Task Force, this quarterly newsletter contains information on legislative and policy updates and other recent developments and information relevant to all those concerned about childhood lead poisoning.

Illinois Juvenile Justice E-Resource Center
The Illinois Juvenile Justice E-Resource Center provides a centralized source of information about Illinois’ juvenile justice system, with a goal of promoting increased understanding and improved policies, programming, practice and decision-making. The Center is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of its Illinois Models for Change initiative.