Jennifer Laskin, ’15
Educational Advocate, Prince George’s County Public Defenders Office
During my three years as a full-time student, I integrated previous experience as a teacher and community advocate, focusing on the intersection of education and juvenile law to invoke educational rights and stem the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Read more...
The Family & Juvenile Law Pathway is designed as a guided curriculum that will help you develop the skill set necessary to work or practice law in the family law and/or juvenile law community. Family and juvenile law attorneys serve clients in a broad array of legal areas, such as divorce, child custody, child abuse and neglect, domestic and international adoption, domestic violence and child support. Therefore, in addition to developing basic knowledge of family law, you must learn a variety of ancillary subjects, such as bankruptcy, tax and others listed in this Pathway. By following this Pathway, you will hone core legal analysis, research and writing and trial skills.
Professors LaShanda Adams, Joseph Tulman and Susan Waysdorf
Community Service/Summer Fellowships/Externships
UDC-DCSL has extensive connections with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in the DC metropolitan region that provide students with the opportunity to spend a semester actually working in their chosen fields. The following are some examples of relevant placements students have obtained with outside organizations and agencies: