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Spring 2015
7397 WRS:Juvenile Justice/Children and the Law - MARRUS- 22568

Professor(s): Ellen Marrus (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MWLocation:  

Course Outline: This is a seminar writing course in which students may delve into various topics involving children and the law. The subject matter may involve issues of juvenile justice, child welfare (dependency), education, or health care. Students will be responsible for completing two drafts prior to the writing of the final paper and making a presentation to the class.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=12

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: Over the break find and read several news stories or blog posts about children and the legal system. This can be in any area – juvenile justice, child welfare, immigration, education, foster care, etc – and bring them to the first class (you should have a minimum of three). We will use these items to help decide the topics to discuss during the seminar and your paper topics. If you already know the topic you want to write on you should bring a short paragraph describing your topic (you still need to bring the news stories also).

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:

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

Course Materials (10/20/2014 3:29:58 PM)

No book required for this course

Course Materials: To be distributed in class by the Professor.