Children and the Law

This seminar explores the unique status of children under our legal system, and addresses the fundamental question of how the law allocates decision-making power and responsibility for children among the child, the family and the State. This question will be considered in a number of contexts, including medical care and research; privacy and reproductive decision-making; child abuse and neglect; education; parent-child conflicts and the so-called "status offenses," and legal proceedings for the emancipation of minors. The seminar will also examine in depth the role and professional responsibilities of lawyers representing children.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM