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7600 - Children & the Law
Professor: Katherine Hunt Federle
Semester: 2012 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Exam, Class Participation, and Attendance
Special Notes: This course is required for students who seek the Certificate in Children Studies
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. Please note that class will meet on THURSDAYS FROM 1:30 to 2:45 EXCEPT on those days when faculty meetings are scheduled. Since those meetings are held once a month (with an occasional special meeting called), it makes little sense to require that the class be held at a different time every Thursday.
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