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Children’s Advocacy Clinic

The Children’s Advocacy Clinic at Penn State Dickinson School of Law has been named a recipient of a 2013 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award in recognition of their effort, innovation, leadership, and community outreach to people who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal system.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently joined the Cumberland County Bar Association (CCBA) in honoring associate clinical professor Megan Riesmeyer for her dedication to serving indigent people, who are frequently unable to access legal representation.
The first time Jessica Parisi visited a low-income, inner-city school for a volunteer project she was stunned. Classrooms had broken windows. The school lacked air conditioning. Of the several water fountains in the building, just one was labeled safe.
Dr. Ademola Bello visited the Children’s Advocacy Clinic (CAC) recently to share his perspective on medicine and treatment option for clinic clients, all of whom are children in the dependency system or children who are the subject of custody litigation. His visit is part of a recent CAC expansion to include pediatric psychiatry fellows as part of the Clinic, comprised of graduate-level social work students and law students.
Penn State is hosting the Pennsylvania School Study Council’s (PSSC) School Law Day, a school law conference featuring experts from both the public and private sector. The conference will be held on March 14, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law’s Lewis Katz Building at University Park.
Every year almost 30,000 youth age out of the foster care system. For most of them, they’re suddenly on their own – responsible for finding a place to live, managing their money, shopping for food and clothing, and for some continuing their education. But what happens when they learn that they can’t make it on their own yet?

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