Building Pediatric Law Careers: The University of Michigan Law School Experience

22 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2010 Last revised: 14 Dec 2012

Melissa L. Breger

Albany Law School

Suellyn Scarnecchia

University of New Mexico - School of Law

Frank E. Vandervort

University of Michigan Law School

Naomi Woloshin

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

This article explores the issues in representing children in the twenty-first century. The issues include the ethical obligations, child psychological development, and trial techniques. This article focuses on educating lawyers in representing children in the University of Michigan Law School pediatric law career program. This includes a description of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic. The next part discusses the benefits of the Interdisciplinary Seminar in Child Abuse and Neglect, The Bergstrom Summer Child Welfare Law Fellowship, and the Child Welfare Law Resource Center. The article’s purpose is to provide a guide to developing pediatric law career tracks in law schools.

Keywords: Pediatric, Pediatric law, Child Advocacy, clinic

Suggested Citation

Breger, Melissa L. and Scarnecchia, Suellyn and Vandervort, Frank E. and Woloshin, Naomi, Building Pediatric Law Careers: The University of Michigan Law School Experience (2000). Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 531, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1620122

Melissa L. Breger (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States
518-445-2311 (Phone)

Suellyn Scarnecchia

University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

Frank E. Vandervort

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

Naomi Woloshin

University of Michigan Law School

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

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