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634 - Children & the Law
Professor: Katherine Hunt Federle
Semester: 2011 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Exam, Simulation, Class Participation, and Attendance
This course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children and the competing interests of their parents and the state in a variety of legal contexts, which include delinquency, status offense, abuse and neglect, and termination of parental rights proceedings. Special attention is given to the jurisprudential, constitutional, legal, and social foundations for the construction of children’s rights and to the practical value of rights in improving the lives of children. Students also may volunteer to work on cases or projects in the Justice for Children Project. This course is required for students who seek the Certificate in Children Studies.
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