Professor Theo Liebmann, Attorney-in-Charge
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Students
Youth Advocacy Clinic students learn the facets of client advocacy through the challenging experience of representing youth in special immigrant juvenile matters and child maltreatment cases.
Students advocate in the Queens, Nassau and Suffolk family courts, as well as before immigration court judges and hearing officers in Manhattan, on behalf of youth in cases where the allegations range from physical and sexual abuse to educational neglect, abandonment and inadequate supervision.
In addition, students often represent their clients on related issues, such as delinquency, custody and school suspension matters.
In court, clinic students are expected to advocate vigorously for their clients in all aspects of the practice, including:
Outside court, students must: