Two years ago when I found out about the Clinical programs at the law school, I knew I had to participate in one during my 3L year. When the time came I took my chances with the General Clinic’s lottery system and also applied to the Child & Family Law Clinic. I was very lucky and won the lottery on top of being accepted into the CFLC.
Working in the CFLC has been an extremely rewarding and educational experience. I have gotten to work on a number of cases that have dealt with a multitude of legal issues. The Child & Family Law Clinic at the WVU College of Law can assist children and families with limited income who need free legal assistance in civil matters, such as:
- Child support
- Infant Guardianship
- Domestic Violence
A Medical-Legal Partnership is also offered by the Child & Family Law Clinic. This partnership was conceived in cooperation with the West Virginia University Children’s Hospital providing faculty-directed law students who will participate in the resident continuity clinics. Each week two of the clinical students visit the hospital to make rounds on a pediatric floor. During rounds we visit with parents and patients to provide them with information about our free legal services.
The Medical-Legal Partnership has allowed the Child & Family Law has allowed theCLFC to provide numerous families with legal assistance that they otherwise would not have been able to access.
I highly recommend finding out more about the clinical programs available here at the WVU College of Law, they are an amazing academic and practical resource.