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LAWS 6663 Children's Law and Public Policy (Fall: 2 )

Course Description

Children's Law and Public Policy provides an overview of U.S. law and legal systems impacting the lives of vulnerable children. The course focuses both on process, how courts, administrative agencies, and attorneys representing youth, parents and the state process and service cases of individual youth, and on policy, how these systems are designed and connected to one another and to broader developmental and rights frameworks. Substantive legal areas will include child maltreatment and termination of parental rights, status offenses, juvenile justice, challenges to state systems and conditions for youth in custody, school exclusion and its relationship to special education law, special immigrant juvenile status, and domestic and international trafficking of minors.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17