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Family Court Review

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Family courts are underfunded and overwhelmed, and the quality of representation provided by counsel in family court cases is problematic. This article discusses what role law schools can play in promoting family court reform. It argues that law school involvement in family court is consistent with the law school’s core missions of education, research, and public service. The article illustrates how law schools can he involved in family court reform by discussing interdisciplinary projects of the Center for Children, Families and the Law of Hofstra University and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Systems. Finally, the article identifies some lessons to be learned if law schools want to he involved in family court reform.

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