2018 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Training – May 14 & 15, 2018

The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce the 2018 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Training, which will be held at the law school May 14-15, 2018.  You are invited to take advantage of this opportunity.  Applications are due by March 15, 2018. 

 For the past twenty-one years, the University of Michigan Law School has invited interested students to participate in a comprehensive training on child welfare law and practice in Ann Arbor prior to starting their summer internship at a child welfare office.  During the training, students learn the basic legal framework of child protection and foster care as well as the interdisciplinary perspectives so important to successful lawyering in this field, including hearing from experts in child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction.  In addition to the training, many fellows say one of the best things about the training is meeting and forming a network with other like-minded law students from around the country.  The Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship has been an inspiring and invaluable experience for law students interested in pursuing careers in child welfare law.  The Bergstrom Foundation will fund travel expenses for the participants, housing during the fellowship training, and meals.   

Interested students can learn more about the program and can download the application at www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Training Coordinator, Jackie Julien, at (734) 763-5000 or e-mail her at jmjulien@umich.edu



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