Children’s Justice Clinic receives Advocacy in Education Award

20 Nov 2023    

Michelle Paxton headshot

The Children’s Justice Clinic has received the Education Rights Counsel Advocacy in Education Award.

The Advocacy in Education Award is given to a lawyer or legal entity who advances the education rights of children across the state of Nebraska.

The Children’s Justice Clinic, a partnership between the College of Law and the Center on Children, Families and the Law, was established in 2017 to provide students with the knowledge, skills and ethical underpinnings necessary to function as effective advocates in a setting involving the legal needs of young children. This holistic approach allows third-year students to serve as guardians ad litem in the Lancaster County Juvenile Court under the supervision of Professor Michelle Paxton.