Youth Law

Section 1, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/16
Credits: 3

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 Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
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Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Concentrations: Family Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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