The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) has suspended its sponsorship of new Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, as the HLS Visiting Researchers/Scholars Program will continue, you may wish pursue other potential faculty sponsors.
Participants in the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) Graduate Program are Harvard Law School Graduate Program Visiting Researchers, Visiting Scholars, LLM, and SJD students who have been given CAP affiliation.
In addition to auditing CAP courses CAP affiliates are encouraged to take part in our Writing Program: a non-credit opportunity for students and Visiting Researchers or Scholars to meet and discuss a work-in-progress on a regular basis. In the spring term, CAP Graduate Program participants are offered the opportunity to present their work in an informal setting.
CAP focuses primarily on a few substantive areas, and candidates seeking an affiliation with CAP should have an interest and expertise in child welfare issues (abuse & neglect, adoption, foster care), juvenile justice, or education. Visiting Researchers, Visiting Scholars, LLM, and SJD students who plan to engage in a serious research and writing project related to CAP interest areas should follow the respective guidelines below for becoming CAP affiliated.
Guidelines for Visiting Researchers and Visiting Scholars
You must apply to the Visiting Researchers/Visiting Scholars Program through Harvard Law School’s Graduate Program (this will include applying to CAP to support your application). For more information see our application guidelines for the CAP Visiting Researchers and Scholars Program page. Questions about the CAP Visiting Researcher/Visiting Scholar guidelines should be directed to [email protected].
Guidelines for LLM and SJD Students
Once you are admitted to the HLS Graduate Program as an LLM or SJD, submit your completed HLS Graduate Program application and a 1-page statement of interest that includes your planned course of study and any relevant prior coursework or experience. If you have questions about the LLM/SJD guidelines, please contact CAP Assistant Director, Crisanne Hazen, at [email protected].