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Children and the Law

This course explores the legal relationships among children, family and the state and considers how our society defines and constructs childhood. Specific topics include children's constitutional rights, education, the legal treatment of abused and neglected children, the termination of parental rights and adoption, rules concerning the medical treatment of children, and the juvenile justice system. These subjects will be addressed from both doctrinal and public policy perspectives.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.