Juvenile Justice Seminar

Section 1ZT, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1540-1740
  • WB114
01/27/2022 04/28/2022

Course Description

This seminar will explore the history of the juvenile courts, troubling issues within the current juvenile justice system, recent Supreme Court cases regarding juveniles, and advocacy and policy reform at the state and national level. This seminar will also explore related topics, such as the school-to-prison-pipeline and community-based alternatives to incarceration.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to write a final paper (10-15 pages) on a specific area of juvenile justice reform. Final papers will be due via EXPO (deadline to be announced).

Other Work
Students will participate in several in-class exercises and simulations, some of which will entail short written assignments. Additional details will be provided in the course syllabus and in class. Students may also have the opportunity to observe court and draft a reflection paper

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM