Domestic Violence: Law and Social Work

This interdisciplinary three-credit course, open to both social work and law students, explores the roles of social workers and lawyers in the area of domestic violence. The course is based on the premise that increased interdisciplinary knowledge will lead to more effective intervention with both survivors and perpetrators.

Jointly taught by a social work and a law professor, the course provides students with both historical and contemporary perspectives on the psychological, social and legal issues involved in domestic violence. An understanding of both theory and practice are emphasized.

Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the International Law & Justice LL.M. Program? Yes