January 2014
    Law No.: LAW7718
    Sched. No.: 114110025

Children and the Law (SC)
Section 1
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Block, Andrew K.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWRF, 0930-1200 (SL131)
Credits:1Type:J-term
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**

Course Description:

This January term course meets Monday-Friday, January 13-17.

Through reading, analysis and discussion of court cases and policy pieces, class will focus on three discreet issues: (1) The allocation of power and decision making authority between children, parents and the state over access to education; healthcare; reproductive rights; and non-parental family members (2) The law’s treatment of children’s privacy and speech rights and how these are the same or different than the rights held by adults; (3) The obligations of the state to protect children while still in the custody of their homes, and once the state assumes custody of a child.

The readings for this class will be distinct from readings for the Child Advocacy Clinic though similar to readings for the seminar on Children and the Law taught in the fall of 2012.

NOTE: Laptops are not allowed during class sessions.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Paper required. Students may be assigned responsibility to lead and respond to classroom discussion on particular readings.