Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI)


At Capital University Law School
303 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

August 6 - 10, 2018

Law students from across the country come together in this intensive week-long course dedicated to adoption law and related child protection issues.

Professor Megan Heydlauff  and Professor Hannah Botkin-Doty will co-teach this course. The class format includes discussion of issues from academic and practitioner perspectives, and guest lecturers on several key topics.


   * History of Child Welfare and Adoption Law in the United States
   * Constitutional Rights in the Family Context
   * Protection of Interests
   * The Adoption Process and Parties to an Adoption
   * Termination of Parental Rights
   * Open Adoption
   * Multiethnic Placement Act and enforcement (MEPA)
   * Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
   * Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
   * International Adoption
   * Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
   * Assisted Reproductive Technology
   * Current Issues in Adoption Law


Fee: $100.00 / Day

4.5 CLE on Monday & Friday
4.67 CLE on Tuesday - Thursday
23 CLE/CEU credits for the week
(Monday & Friday include class introduction and closing information that do not count as instructional hours)



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(614) 236-6730