Social Work

New Undergraduate Social Work and the Law Certificate Provides Insight into How Two Disciplines Support Mutual Goals

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | August 8, 2022

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New Social Work and the Law certificate will provide undergraduate students an understanding of the intersection between social work and the law in order to best serve their clients.

This fall 2022 semester, a new Social Work and the Law certificate will provide undergraduate students an understanding of the intersection between social work and the law in order to best serve their clients. Social work and legal studies courses will be offered through the College of Health Professions and Sciences and the College of Community Innovation and Education respectively.

This certificate is appropriate for any student planning to attend law school or earn a master’s in social work. The certificate will also be helpful for those planning to work in the court system assisting at-risk populations such as children in the welfare system, underrepresented individuals unaware of their rights or services available, older adults, and other groups impacted by the legal system.

The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours and students must declare this certificate as part of their academic plan of study.

For more information, visit the UCF catalog.

“This certificate will teach students the importance of collaboration needed between attorneys, guardian ad litem, and social workers to provide a well-rounded approach to serving clients in the legal system,” said Robin Kohn, bachelor of social work program director and senior instructor in the UCF School of Social Work. “The certificate will inform students about multiple agencies that provide client services related to a multitude of concerns including immigration, disability rights, child welfare, older adult law, etc.”

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