Juvenile and family law covers a broad range of practice areas, such as marriage, divorce, custody, visitation, family support, child abuse and neglect, delinquency, adoption, estate planning, education law and elder law. The juvenile and family law program (JFLP) provides students with opportunities to acquire specialized knowledge in this field, develop a network of, and foster collaboration between students, academics and practitioners, and engage in interdisciplinary work in the study and practice of the field. The program includes specialized courses, research projects, externships and clinical opportunities.
Interested students should submit a completed Certificate Application.
Required Courses Credits
Colorado Law offers a juvenile and family law certificate, demonstrating a student’s completion of a concentrated course of study in juvenile and family law.
Students must earn 92 total credits, which must include 18 in the field of juvenile and family law.
A student who satisfies all of the course requirements for the certificate will be awarded the certificate if the student earned at least a C in each course designated by the student as satisfying the certificate requirements. A student who satisfies all of the course requirements for the certificate would be awarded the certificate "with honors" if the student earned a cumulative grade point average of at least an A- in courses designated by the student as satisfying the certificate requirements.
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|LAWS 7105||Family Law||3|
|At least one of:||3|
|Parent, Child, and State|
|Family Law Clinic|
|Juvenile and Family Law Clinic|
Other clinic focusing on juvenile or family issues (approved by the Program Directors)
|Accounting Issues for Lawyers|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Seminar: Child Abuse and the Law|
|Seminar: Counseling Families in Business|
|International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law|
|Parent, Child, and State|
|Poverty, Health and Law 1|
|Sexuality and the Law|
|Seminar: Advanced Topics In Family Law|
|Wills and Trusts|
Other course(s) with significant application to the field of juvenile and family law (approved by the Program Directors)
|Additional Practice Opportunities 1||0-2|
Externships in the field of juvenile and family law, including acting as a research assistant for a professor working in this field (1-2 credits)
Participation in a national moot court competition (1 credit)
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Consistent with law school limitations on practice credit hours and subject to the approval of the Program Advisor, participants may earn up to 2 credit hours toward the Certificate requirements through additional practice opportunities as defined in this section.