The University of Michigan Law School’s 2015 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is now taking applications. Students who have completed their first year of law school but who have not yet graduated are eligible to apply. Bergstrom Fellows are brought to Ann Arbor, MI for three days of training (May 18-20, 2015) both to learn the basic legal framework of child protection and foster care and also to hear interdisciplinary perspectives from experts in various fields, including child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction. Students then work for ten weeks in child welfare law offices throughout the nation, such as non-profit organizations, legal services offices, government agencies, and more (click here for a sampling of past placements).
The 2015 application is due February 9, 2015.
CAP directors Elizabeth Bartholet and Cheryl Bratt have close ties to the Bergstrom Fellowship and would be happy to advise interested students.