Justice for Children Project

JFC Homepage ArtThe Justice for Children Project provides Ohio State law students with exciting opportunities and practical experience in dealing with a very specific and vulnerable group of clients: children.

Since the project began in 1998 at the Moritz College of Law, students have represented children in criminal and civil cases, worked on amicus briefs in cases before the United States Supreme Court and various states, and researched innovative legal and constitutional claims for children.

Through original research, legal reform advocacy, and the Justice for Children Clinic, students gain expertise at the intersection of theory and practice. Moritz is one of the few law schools in the country to offer a specialized Certificate in Children Studies, which exposes students to a robust interdisciplinary curriculum. Additionally, students can enhance their experience in juvenile law and issues by joining a number of student groups that work on the behalf of children.