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LAWS 3389 Juvenile Rights Advocacy (Fall/Spring: 4 )

Course Description

The Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project provides a five-credit/semester clinic to students either enrolled in Children’s Law & Public Policy or who have completed Children’s Law. Students will represent, as Guardian-ad-Litem, youth involved in legal issues related to their dependency, status offense, delinquency, or special education cases. Cases may include special education advocacy, school disciplinary proceedings, administrative advocacy with the Departments of Youth Services and Children & Families, and Juvenile Court advocacy in status offense cases. Students may represent youth committed to the Department of Youth Services through the post-disposition phase of their cases. Students will work on cases in-house at JRAP or be placed in a community law setting. Placements will be determined based on interest expressed in applications and meetings with the Professor. Weekly commitment for JRAP I or II is 15 hours, although that can vary depending on the demands of a particular case.

Instructor(s): Francine Sherman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17