April 10, 2007 10:47 Age: 7 yrs

Barton Clinic Recognized as Model Program at National Conference

Emory Law’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic will be highlighted at a conference hosted by Harvard Law School's Child Advocacy Program and the American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law. The conference, "Promoting Children's Interests: Preparation, Practice & Policy Reform," will take place April 13-15 at Harvard.

This is the first conference co-sponsored by the ABA Center on Children and Law that has targeted a specific audience of university professors and researchers. Conference organizers hope to encourage the attending law school faculty members and administrators to expand, modify or create child law programs at their universities.

Two of the conference’s workshops are focused on stimulating a productive conversation about the pros and cons of different models of law school programs. Workshop participants also will generate new ideas about the various forms such programs may take. The Barton Clinic is one of the six models being highlighted at the first of these workshop sessions. 

This is the second year that the Barton Clinic has been recognized at a national conference as a model program. Last May, Beth Reimels presented the Clinic’s interdisciplinary model as part of a poster session at the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Legal Education Conference.  

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