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Fall 2021
6235 Juvenile Representation - DOW,KATYA/FISHER- 17885

Professor(s): Katya Dow (OTHER FACULTY)
Judge Dena Fisher (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Criminal Law 
Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: Dual-status youth (also often referred to as Crossover Youth) are juveniles who are involved in both the Juvenile Justice system as well as the child welfare system. Students will be trained to represent and advocate for juveniles who are in contact with two different legal systems.
Students will be assigned to delinquency cases for dual-status youth and will be responsible for handling all legal aspects of the delinquency case under the supervision of the supervising attorney. Students will learn the law in a real-life context and develop professional and problem-solving skills. Students will be exposed to a wide range of cases, from misdemeanors to felonies. Students will have the opportunity to investigate cases, interview witnesses and prepare cases for trial.

Students will also learn about the CPS system and factors in this system that impact the delinquency cases and the youth that are facing charges.

The clinic will consist of a classroom component and a practical component. The classroom component will focus on case preparation, negotiating the CPS system, advocacy skills and ethical considerations.

The practical component will allow students to handle different aspects of real cases including appearing in court, negotiating plea agreements and preparing cases for trial.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


Quota= 6.

Students must obtain permission from Judge Fisher to enroll in this course. Her email address is dfisher2@central.uh.edu.


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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)

Course Materials (6/23/2021 10:27:03 AM)

No book required for this course