Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW7143
    Sched. No.: 116219144

Youth Law
Section 1
Bonnie, Richard J.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1600-1800 (WB114)
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:11 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar covers selected legal aspects of the law governing parents and children, with a particular focus on the changing legal status of adolescents and young adults. The relevant legal principles and public polices will be explored in the context of evolving knowledge about child and adolescent development. Main topics include parental authority, rights and responsibilities; grounds for state intervention in the family to protect children; the rights of children as they develop and mature; the “age of majority;” and, to the extent that time permits, juvenile justice and criminal responsibility. Class content will be loosely coordinated with the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law on Children and Families, for which the instructor is serving as a Reporter. This course supplements, but does not substitute for, courses in family law and juvenile justice.

Course Requirement:Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper for this course, due to be submitted by 4:30pm on the last day of the Final Exam period.
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.