Children and the Courts|   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 831 - Children and the Courts|

Credits: 2

This course will address issues related to children in the courts, with particular attention to children who are in criminal or family court as witnesses (including as victims of abuse and neglect) and to children who are in family court as delinquents. Specific issues covered will include an overview of legal systems, the role of counsel in representing children, evidentiary rules, and systemic issues involving children and the courts.

Note: This course qualifies as a perspective course. It does not satisfy the graduation writing requirement.

Basis of Grade: Final examination or paper and class participation

Form of Grade: Letter Grade