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Spring 2018
5102 Juvenile Record Sealing II - DOW, KATYA- 22705

Professor(s): Katya Dow (OTHER FACULTY)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Family Law 
Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: This course is a continuation of Juvenile Record Sealing I; students must have satisfactorily completed JRS I to enroll.

In this class, students will continue to develop and refine the skills learned in JRS I. Specifically, under the supervision of Professor Dow, students will (i) acquire expertise in the procedures and preparation of required forms for sealing of juvenile records pursuant to Section 58.003 of the Family Code, and (ii) become able to apply the applicable law to identify which juveniles are eligible for sealing.

To accomplish these goals, students will be expected to meet with juveniles who are eligible (as well as their parent(s) or guardian(s); notify the appropriate agencies; and attend the sealing hearing with Professor Dow. Students in JRS II will be given more advanced cases and be given more independence when negotiating cases with the district attorneys and speaking at hearings. Finally, students in JRS II may be paired with students from JRS I to assist them on initial cases.

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Course Notes:   Quota=12. Students must call (713-743-1011) or email ( Professor Dow and obtain permission to enroll before enrolling.

Class meetings: Class will be held on Tuesdays from 2:00 until 3:00 for the first four weeks of the semester. Thereafter, students will meet individually with Professor Dow to discuss progress of their cases every other week during class time.


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This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No