Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI)

July 27th, 2020

The Family and Youth Law Center (FYLaw)
and Capital University Law School are pleased to offer

Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI)

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

Monday, July 27, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020

The Family and Youth Law Center teaches the Summer Adoption Law Institute as a summer intensive course to explores issues relating to adoption law. The course content will include the history of adoption law and child welfare law in the United States, Constitutional rights in the family context, types of adoption, parties to adoption, adoption procedure, confidentiality and records in adoption, the Indian Child Welfare Act, race and sexual orientation issues in adoption, interstate dimensions of adoption, assisted reproductive technologies, and wrongful adoptions. Class participants will be provided in-class opportunities for discussion and the opportunity to interact with guest speakers and families involved in adoption.

This course is open to law students and practicing attorneys seeking CLE credit. The Institute is offered over five consecutive days in the summer of even-numbered years.

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



  • History of Adoption
  • Adoption Methods/Parties


  • Constitutional Rights in Adoption
  • Prerequisites in Adoption
  • Adoption Process


  • Adoption Subsidies
  • Adoption Records/Post-Adoption Contact
  • Disrupted/Wrongful Adoption
  • Adoption Professionals Panel


  • Multiethnic Placement Act
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Interstate Adoption
  • International Adoption


  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Cultural, Emotional, and Social Issues
  • Adoptive Family Panel



4.5 on Monday & Friday
4.67 on Tuesday - Thursday
(Monday & Friday include class introduction and closing information that do not count as instructional hours)

23 CLE credits for the week (pending)
Fee: $100.00 / Day


Limited space is available for adoption professionals.



To Apply: - for course questions - for admissions questions
(614) 236-6730