Hundreds of thousands of children annually encounter the American legal system in cases that involve abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, special education, dissolutions of marriage, delinquency, mental health commitments, paternity, adoption, and other family matters. Too many of these children receive inadequate or sometimes even no legal representation, leaving children with little voice in legal matters. In 1994, Whittier Law School founded the Center for Children’s Rights (CCR) to address this pressing need. CCR trains students to represent the legal rights of children and serves as a community resource. If you want to specialize in children’s law, Whittier Law School offers you one of the most comprehensive children’s law programs in the nation.