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Spring 2013
7397 SEM: Children & the Law - MARRUS- 38651
Added time/day change 10-17-12

Professor(s): Ellen Marrus (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Family Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTh  Location: 117  TU2

Course Outline: Description – Students will delve into various topics involving children and the law and complete a paper to meet the writing requirement. The subject matter of the paper may center around juvenile justice, the child welfare system, education – special education or the K-12 educational system, or health care. Each student will be responsible for participating in weekly class discussions, completing a paper of at least 35 pages including footnotes with two drafts, and a final class presentation. Having completed Juvenile Law, Children and the Law, Children's Health and the Law, or Criminal Procedure would be helpful for this class.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes:   No book. Duplicated and electronic materials will be distributed during the semester.

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments: Children interact with the legal system in a variety of ways – child custody and visitation, child welfare, delinquency, adult criminal court, health care, and many other areas. Think about the area or areas you are interested in and write a short paragraph of three topics you may be interested in researching and writing about during the semester.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Paper: YES

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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