Children & the Law

B781 is taught by A. Orenstein

This course considers a broad range of controversial issues concerning the civil and claim rights of children. After a brief look at child development, the course examines the tension among family, child, and state on such issues as abortion and education; and when and how a child must be protected from a parent. The course also explores issues of medical treatment, children as witnesses, foster care, and adoption. (3 cr.)