Law of Adolescence - Fall (YR)

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/10
Credits: 2

Course Description

This all-year seminar will explore advances in scientific understanding of adolescent development and the implications of this knowledge for laws and policies governing parenting, education, employment, health, child welfare, juvenile justice and other social systems affecting adolescent wellbeing. The seminar will be coordinated with a major consensus study on adolescence and equity now being conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). The NASEM committee is chaired by Professor Bonnie and Professor Williams is a committee member. The first semester of the seminar will be devoted largely to an intensive review of the science of adolescent development led by Professor Williams. The developmental coverage will be interspersed with discussion of legal and policy issues under consideration by the American Law Institute (ALI) in its path-breaking “Restatement” of Children and the Law. (Professor Bonnie is serving as a reporter for the ALI project.) During the spring semester, students will have an opportunity to serve as confidential reviewers of the National Academies report on laws and policies needed to facilitate healthy adolescent development – as an integral part of the intensive peer review process that precedes release of every NASEM report.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Law students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO no later than noon on the last day of the Spring Finals period.

Other Work
Over the course of the year, law students will work in teams with graduate students from the Curry School in connection with class assignments and presentations.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This is a "cross-listed" class with the Curry School of Education, so the number of seats reflects the number initially offered for the LAW course.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**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

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: EDLF 7210
Concentrations: Health Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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