Summer Adoption Law Institute


  • *Not offered Summer 2015 

    Law students from across the country come together in this intensive weeklong course dedicated to adoption law and related child protection issues. Learn about such topics as: the history of adoption law, the adoption process, wrongful adoptions, the impact of artificial reproductive technology, second parent adoptions, and much more! Hear from exciting guest speakers with expert knowledge in specific practice areas such as the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Listen to adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees share their personal journeys through the adoption process.

    Professors Fawn Gadel and Megan Heydlauff co-taught the class. The class format includes discussion of issues from academic and practitioner perspectives, and guest lecturers on several key topics.