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Our Mission

Child Action is a student organization at the School of Law devoted to recognizing the many legal needs of children, promoting child advocacy as a potential career path, and providing support to students who are interested in learning more about child advocacy law, current issues, and careers in the field.

Who We Are

The membership of the organization encompasses all individuals who are interested in children’s rights. Members include, but are not limited to, those interested in family law, adoption law, foster care/social services, domestic violence law, education law, juvenile justice, and other areas affecting the welfare of children and their rights.

What We Do

Child Action seeks to provide the following services to members:

  1. Learning opportunities, for example, speaking engagements, roundtables, legislative updates, and other opportunities for members to hear about and discuss legal issues of interest.
  2. Pro bono and other service opportunities to engage members in volunteer work related to their interest in child welfare.
  3. Career opportunities to promote child advocacy and other related areas of the law as a viable career path.
  4. Other opportunities for interested students that arise as the organization grows and its connections to the legal community deepen.

Contact

For general inquiries about Child Action, please contact Jon Warren (jwarre4@live.unc.edu)

Executive Board

  • President: Jon Warren
  • Vice-President: Amy Leitner
  • Treasurer: Matthew Gauthier
  • Pro Bono Chair: Kayla Lundeen
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106
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