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Child Law: Journals

This guide includes resources for researching issues such as child abuse, children's rights, confidentiality of minors and other related topics.

Subject Specific Law Reviews

These resources include scholarly articles written about a particular subject or area of law. Law review articles are generally those that are edited by law students. The following are some law reviews that focus primarily on children's issues and can be found in HeinOnline.


  • Children's Legal Rights Journal
  • International Journal of Law, Policy, and the Family
  • Journal of Law & Family Studies
  • Juvenile and Family Court Journal
  • The International Journal of Children's Rights
  • UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy
  • Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy

Legal Periodicals

The listed law journals are specifically devoted to family and children's rights law issues and are available via the Library's subscription to HeinOnline.  

To find citations to articles from other law journals on these topics, search by keyword or subject using LegalTrac   Some suggestions for subject headings to search in LegalTrac:

Administration of Juvenile Justice

Family Law

Child Abuse

Child Custody

Child Support

Child Welfare

Juvenile Law

Once you find a citation in LegalTrac, you can then find the full text in HeinOnline or in print.