Juvenile Justice Seminar

Section 1ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/15
Credits: 3

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. To help apply concepts discussed in class to practice, students will participate in several in-class exercises and simulations related to various stages of a juvenile delinquency case.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
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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.

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: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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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