Legal Externship Program: Child Advocacy Practicum | L4807

The Child Advocacy Externship Program is a classroom course and externship taught by the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. The classroom component focuses of juvenile law from the perspective of the child and includes a mock trial judged by Colorado District Court judges and magistrates, with a settlement conference hosted by the Colorado Supreme Court. In the externship, students work on dependency and neglect, delinquency, and protection order cases under the supervision of Law Center Attorneys. NOTE: because this is a year-long course starting in the fall semester, students may only apply during course enrollment in the spring.

The Child Advocacy Externship Program is a year-long and 8 total credit hours (2 in-class credits per semester, and 2 externship credits per semester). Applicants should be prepared to develop the skills and knowledge to be an effective child advocate. There are no prerequisites, but applicants need to be prepared to have a work understanding of trial advocacy, professional responsibility and evidence. Applicants should be comfortable with public speaking. Preference is given to incoming third year law students. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jason Carrithers at

This is a year-long experience. You can find other Child Advocacy externship opportunities by searching for a supervising attorney under Non Profit organizations and Private Firms.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 8 (4 credits each semester (2 in class and 2 externship); Participation in Fall and Spring semesters is required, for a total of 8 credits.
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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