Frank Vandervort is a clinical professor of law in the 1L Advocacy Clinic and the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan. His primary interests include juvenile justice, child welfare, and interdisciplinary practice.

He cofounded the Juvenile Justice Clinic with Kimberly Thomas, clinical professor of law at U-M, in 2009. Vandervort is a member of the editorial board of Child Maltreatment, the official journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). He also is a past president of the APSAC and former chair of its Amicus and Public Policy Committee.