Continuing Education Credit: The Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI)

Limited space is available for adoption professionals.

Capital University Law School and the Family & Youth Law Center (FYLaw) are pleased to offer attorneys the chance to join law students from across the country in the Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI), an intensive week-long law school course exploring adoption and related child protection issues. The class will cover a wide variety of topics such as: the history of American adoption law, parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, assisted reproductive technology, wrongful adoption, race and cultural issues in adoption, and sexual orientation issues in adoption. This introductory course is designed as a general overview of adoption and is not state specific.

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

August 6 - August 10, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Capital University Law School
303 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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

Fee: $100.00 / Day



Monday, August 6

  • Class Intro
  • History of Adoption
  • Constitutional Rights
  • Prerequisites to Adoption

Tuesday, August 7

  • Parties to Adoption
  • Adoption Methods
  • The Adoption Process

Wednesday, August 8

  • Adoption of Special Needs Children and Subsidies
  • Adoption Records and Post-Adoption Contact
  • Practitioner/Participants Panel
  • Disrupted and Wrongful Adoption

Thursday, August 9

  • MEPA and ICPC
  • ICWA
  • Hague Convention
  • International Adoption

Friday, August 10

  • Father’s Rights Issues
  • Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
  • Artificial Reproduction Technology and Adoption
  • Current Issues in Adoption Law

The students will be using the textbook: ADOPTION LAW: THEORY, POLICY, AND PRACTICE (Second Edition) by Cynthia Mabry and Lisa Kelly (Hein 2010) for class. We recommend that you purchase the book to follow along during class. The book is available through Amazon and similar sites and through The Capital University Law School bookstore. There will also be additional materials handed out in class.

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Monday, August 6, 2018; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CLE credit ($100.00)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CLE credit ($100.00)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CLE credit ($100.00)
Thursday, August 9, 2018; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CLE credit ($100.00)
Friday, August 10, 2018; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CLE credit ($100.00)
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Please contact Megan Heydlauff at or at (614) 236-6541 with any questions.

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The Family & Youth Law Center (FYLaw)
at Capital University Law School
303 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215