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About Us

The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center is dedicated to training the next generation of family law attorneys. Through a wide-range of child and family law courses and experiential learning opportunities, students receive thorough training before graduating and starting their careers in the field of family law. Students can choose between two tracks - divorce/marital dissolution or child advocacy - and earn a family law certificate within their concentration. The center works to connect students to real-life opportunities to compliment their studies through clinics, practicums, networking events, practitioner panels, alumni mentors, externships and internships.

The family law center is also dedicated to advancing knowledge of emerging trends and cutting-edge issues in family law through a lunchtime speaker series and an annual family symposium. The center also seeks to have a positive impact on children and families through various pro bono and community service projects, including the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic’s Self Representation Assistance Project and the Spring Break Temporary Juvenile Detention Center Service Project.

Each year the center selects a limited number of incoming students as Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law fellows and provides fellows with funding for a summer internship in family law. The center also provides ongoing academic and career counseling and support to family law students.

The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center is the result of a generous gift from the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck law firm.​​​