Center on Children, Families and the Law
University of Nebraska
206 S. 13th St., Ste. 1000
Lincoln, NE 68588-0227
Telephone: (402) 472-3479
The Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was established in 1987 as a home for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public service on issues related to child and family policy and services. The knowledge of child and family issues generated and synthesized by the Center faculty is widely disseminated to educate policy makers, scholars, service providers, and the general public. Work done by the Center has served as the primary basis for new local, state, and national legislation and has been cited in court rulings, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Research by faculty in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Law, and Education and Human Sciences is integrated through the Center. Faculty members from the School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and various units at the University of Nebraska Medical Center also contribute to Center activities. The Center's own distinguished faculty reflects its interdisciplinary goals, including professionals with degrees in law, psychology, pediatrics, special education, sociology, and education. The Center is located administratively within UNL's College of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the College's Family Research and Policy Initiative.
Civil Clinical Law Program
University of Nebraska College of Law
172 Welpton Courtroom
P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
Telephone: (402) 472-3271
Fax: (402) 472-3228
25% Children's Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys
The Civil Clinical Law Program at the University of Nebraska College of Law handles approximately children's law cases as part of its General Civil Practice Clinic. Sixty-six students participate in the work of the Clinic each year, including students from other disciplines. Clients are referred from social service agencies, attorneys in the community, and court personnel. In addition to the written materials noted above, the Program also has information on guardianships prepared in 1998. The Program does not handle impact litigation.