Reflecting on the CFCC Student Fellows Program

2012-2013 CFCC Student Fellows pose for a picture
after their final class.

With the end of the Fall semester at the University of Baltimore School of Law, we at CFCC would like to thank the CFCC Student Fellows for their superb contributions to class discussions, CFCC projects, and the CFCC blog.  Their blog posts on issues such as bullying, homelessness, mental health courts, and truancy asked important questions and highlighted areas where reform efforts are still very much needed.   The CFCC Student Fellows also served as important contributors to CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP), the experiential component of the Student Fellows Program.  Many participated as TCP team members, while others developed a curriculum for a school faculty presentation on attendance issues in the Baltimore City Public Schools.  Throughout the semester, all Student Fellows consistently demonstrated a clear understanding of how to apply and implement therapeutic jurisprudence, the ecology of human development, and a problem-solving approach to the practice of law.

One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching at an urban university with the history and quality of the University of Baltimore is the diverse backgrounds of our students. We have benefited from the insights of former teachers, a legislative auditor, an Air Force Officer, and more. You can review brief biographies of our Student Fellows here.   The Student Fellows also have proved repeatedly how deeply committed they are to CFCC’s mission to help families and children in the justice system.  We look forward to continuing to work with the eight Student Fellows who are returning next semester to participate in the CFCC Student Fellows Program II.

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