Prof. Joshua B. Kay, '08, is a clinical assistant professor of law in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic, Child Welfare Appellate Clinic, and Juvenile Justice Clinic. He has litigated numerous cases in trial courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court. His primary interests include examining how the child protection system addresses the needs of parents and children with disabilities and how mental health information is used and understood by child welfare agency and judicial personnel. He has conducted numerous trainings nationwide for child welfare workers, judges, and attorneys representing parents and children. Prof. Kay earned his BA with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College, where he received the R.H. Stetson Award in Psychology and Psychobiology. He then earned his MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan, where he was a Regents' Fellow. Prior to earning his JD, cum laude, from Michigan Law, he served as an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he studied the cognitive and developmental impacts of pediatric traumatic brain injury and was an attending psychologist and member of the ethics committee at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. He also taught courses in clinical assessment and supervised the clinical work of graduate students in the Department of Psychology. After law school, Prof. Kay joined Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service as a Skadden Fellow, receiving a certificate of appreciation for his representation of parents with disabilities in child welfare matters from the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns.