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Fall 2022
5351 Juvenile Law - MARRUS- 17188

Professor(s): Ellen Marrus (EMERTI)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 
Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 213 

Course Outline: This course focuses on the development of the juvenile delinquency system and the juvenile courts through the examination of the history of the juvenile justice system in the U.S., United States Supreme Court cases, state cases, statutes, and additional readings. We will discuss the process of how juvenile cases are handled when a child is charged with an act that would be criminal if committed by an adult. This course is based on theory and practice. Students will be responsible for participating in simulated role plays – client interviewing, a detention hearing, a transfer hearing, and/or a dispositional hearing. Students will be responsible for 3-4 reaction papers of approximately 1000 words each, and two other writing assignments. These will be described in more detail closer to the fall semester as part of the assignments will depend on our ability to visit different facilities or attend hearings in the juvenile courts.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Hybrid)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Hybrid means that some of the weekly class sessions are virtual, and some are face-to-face. By definition, the hybrid instruction mode only applies to a course that meets two or more times a week. The instructor’s syllabus should indicate which regular days are virtual and which are face-to-face. A physical classroom may be assigned for the virtual class sessions to give students a location in the Law Center to join them. If the course has a final examination, it will be conducted in a classroom in face-to-face mode requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Assignment      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/3/2022 4:35:19 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Ellen Marrus, Children and Juvenile Justice, Carolina Academic Press, 3rd edition