Juvenile Justice Externship

Partnership with Villanova Law School

We have expanded our partnerships with local universities and law schools to provide additional services to our clients.  Every semester since Fall 2013, we have sponsored a Juvenile Justice Externship with Villanova Law School.  This externship program offers law students the ability to provide intensive attention to a small number of juvenile clients while handling their cases from the initial detention hearing, to the adjudication hearing, and through the disposition hearing.  In this externship, fact investigation is a critical component, requiring the extern to conduct hands-on investigation, draft and serve subpoenas, interview witnesses and conduct online research.  Externs research treatment programs and rehabilitative services to advocate at the disposition hearing.  In turn, clients receive holistic representation through a student attorney who is closely supervised in each aspect of their case.