A binational conference, to be held at the University of Houston and Swansea University in Wales
November 18-19, 2016
Practitioners, attorneys, advocates, researchers, and students in both Houston and in Wales will come together to discuss challenges faced by immigrant, refugee, asylee, and trafficked children and youth.
Professor Ellen Marrus will be speaking during the Best Interests session on Saturday.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) will serve as the conference's organizing framework. Conference speakers and panelists will examine how the UNCRC's human rights lens can inform practice, policy, and research impacting children who have been displaced from their home countries.
Register for the conference here by November 14, 2016. There is no registration fee for attending this conference. CLE's are available (6.0 on Friday/3.0 on Saturday). Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Please check the agenda here.
Gault@50: Quality Representation for Youth
Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 9AM-5PM
University of Houston Law Center
Please mail completed registration forms and check to:
Center for Children, Law & Policy
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
Tel: 713-743-1967 Email: Center4CLP@uh.edu
Credit Card registration will open 4 weeks before conference
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.
Professor Ellen Marrus
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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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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