Clinical Faculty
Colene Robinson

Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of Juvenile and Family Law Program
Juvenile and Family Law

University of Colorado Law School
105M Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 105M
Phone: (303) 492-0166
E-mail: colene.robinson@colorado.edu

Bio:

Professor Colene Robinson teaches and writes about child welfare and juvenile delinquency.  In Professor Robinson's Juvenile Law Clinic, students represent children and parents in child welfare cases and youth in delinquency and truancy matters.   She also co-directs the Juvenile and Family Law Program (JFLP).  The JFLP provides students with opportunities to acquire specialized knowledge and fosters collaboration between students, academics, and practitioners. 

Before joining Colorado Law, Professor Robinson represented children and families throughout Colorado and in New York City.  She was recognized as one of 10 national Civitas Childlaw Scholars and completed her law school education in a specialized program for child advocates at Loyola University Law School in Chicago. She graduated with honors after participating on law review and completed part of her legal education at Yale Law School. Ms. Robinson clerked for the Connecticut State Supreme Court and then worked in New York City Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division. She moved to Colorado to become the Program Director of the National Association of Counsel for Children and directed the NACC Resource Center. She is licensed in California, New York, and Colorado.



Articles

Building a Defense and Helping Families in the Child Welfare System: A Respondent Parent Curriculum for Improving the Child Welfare System, Colorado Supreme Court, Court Improvement Program, 2010.
Child Welfare Law Office Guidebook: Best Practice Guidelines for Organizational Legal Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases, Univ. Colorado Law Review, July Editor (2007).
A Resource Guide for Juvenile Law Practitioners, October 2007 Colorado Lawyer.

Courses:

Spring 2015 Courtroom Observation Civil LAWS 5323-801
Spring 2015 Juvenile Law Clinic LAWS 7449-801
Fall 2014 Juvenile Law Clinic LAWS 7449-801
Spring 2014 Courtroom Observation Civil LAWS 5323-801
Spring 2014 Juvenile Law Clinic LAWS 7449-801
Fall 2013 Juvenile Law Clinic LAWS 7449-001
Summer 2013 Advanced Clinical Practicum LAWS 7019-840
Spring 2013 Courtroom Observation Civil LAWS 5323-801
Spring 2013 Comparative Family Law LAWS 7145-801
Spring 2013 Juvenile Law Clinic LAWS 7449-801
Spring 2013 Comparative Family Law LAWS 8105-801
Fall 2012 Juvenile Law Clinic LAWS 7449-001