THE W.W. CARUTH, JR. CHILD ADVOCACY CLINIC
The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, represents abused and neglected children in Dallas County. The clinic is appointed by the Juvenile District Courts to serve as Guardian/Attorney ad litem for children. Student attorneys, under the supervision of the clinic director, are responsible for determining the best interests of the children and representing the children's voice in court.
"The clinic was the best thing in law school. I recommend all young attorneys to participate in the experience. Not only is it an excellent opportunity to 'feel like an attorney,' but it motivated me to pursue a career in public interest."
- Saadia Memon, '03, Staff Attorney - Legal Aid of Northwest Texas