Zealous Advocacy Conference

University of Houston Law Center
July 19th and 20th

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The mission of the Center for Children, Law & Policy is to engage in legal and interdisciplinary scholarship, advocacy and teaching to advance the interest of children through public policy. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions.

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Child Advocacy Lab Program

CCLP represents Houston children in long-term foster care who currently have no one to turn to for help. Law students, under the supervision of CCLP Director Ellen Marrus and a supervising attorney, put skills learned in the classroom into practice by zealously advocating on behalf of their clients.

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Scholar Spotlight

Lauren Fisher is a third year student at the University of Houston Law Center. Before entering law school, she worked at the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) where she provided legal services and "Know Your Rights" to detained immigrant children on the Texas-Mexico border. At UHLC, Addie was the President of the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) and is on the Houston Journal of Health Law Policy.

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