Fall 2012
6357 Children & the Law (Children's Rights) - MARRUS- 19903

Professor(s): Ellen Marrus (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Family Law 
Constitutional and Criminal Law

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TThLocation: 215  TU2

Course Outline: This course looks at the status, rights and obligations of children in the United States, the representation of children in various types of cases including child welfare, foster care, and medical decision-making.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   This course can be taken concurrently with Juvenile Law.

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments: Children and the Law

August 28th - In Children and the Law we will discuss how the legal system affects the
lives of children. In this context, think about how you define children as a group, and if
that definition should apply the same to children in every context. Several Supreme
Court cases are viewed as defining the interests and rights of children. We will begin our
discussion by considering some early Supreme Court decisions and how they shaped
the way the legal system views children. Read pages 1 - 36.

August 30th - Read pages 36 - 65.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/13 9am-noon  211 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

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