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Seventh edition printed of Professor Abrams’ casebook

Professor Douglas E. Abrams and his co-authors have published the 7th edition of their Children and the Law casebook (West 2020). The fully updated edition continues to cover children’s constitutional rights, representing children, abuse and neglect, foster care, crimes against children, adoption, medical decision making, financial responsibility and control, protective legislation, and…

Family Violence Roundtable: Multidisciplinary Solutions to Abuse

The Family Violence Clinic and the Women’s Law Association will host three roundtable discussions on contemporary theories addressing family violence on Wednesday, November 14. The roundtables will focus on three areas: domestic homicide solutions; Missouri foster care and adoption initiatives in response to the opioid epidemic; and a multidisciplinary conversation about MU research and services related to abuse, including substance…

Student Paper on Specific Consents to Adoption Accepted by Law Journal

The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Journal of Practical & Clinical Law accepted 2L Abby Coursen’s paper, “Allowing for Specific Consents to Adoption – A Proposed Amendment to Missouri’s Section 211.444.” Over the last few years, the opioid epidemic has caused an increase in the number of children entering the foster care system. Under Missouri’s 211.444, as it is currently written, and/or at…

Professor Beck and Family Violence Clinic Students File Amicus Curiae Brief

Professor Mary M. Beck and the Family Violence Clinic students prepared an Amicus Curiae Brief for the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) for the Supreme Court of the United States. AAAA is an international organization committed to improving the lives of children by advocating for the benefits and stability provided through adoption. The students filed the brief…

Dr. Peters Participates in Congressional Briefing on Foster Youth

Dr. Clark Peters recently presented at a briefing organized by the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, joining a panel discussing the impact of identity theft, poor credit scores and financial literacy barriers on youth transitioning from foster care. Foster youth are less likely than their peers to be aware of their rights as a consumer and to be skilled in…