CHILDREN AND THE LAW
(LAWI-4019) - 3 UNITS

This course examines the legal status of the child in relationship to both the family and society. The course first addresses children's constitutional rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, and association, and privacy. The course next gives an overview of the juvenile justice system: jurisdiction over and disposition of abused and neglected children; status offenders; and delinquents. Topics relating to the child within the family include: economic status of the child; scope of parental privilege to discipline; problems of medical consent and privacy; power to contract; and emancipation.

Prerequisites:
Constitutional Law (LAWC-2003)  (can be taken concurrently)
or
LAW-2C03  (can be taken concurrently)
and
Criminal Law (LAWD-1001)  (can be taken concurrently)
or
LAW-1D01