The seminar will cover the following topics: 1) Childhood as a Legal Status. This segment of the course, joined with the next, act as foundation for identifying the basic legal problem in developing the constitutional rights of children; 2) Children as Family Members. This is focused on fleshing out the legal relationship between parents and children; 3) Children as Victims and Witnesses. This segment of investigates one of the dominant tensions in our system: children victimized by the very people assigned to protect them; 4) Children as Students and Agents. Here again, children are assigned to "protective" environments that are sometimes hostile or unsupportive; 5) Children as Patients, Consumers, Litigants. This is a catch all, following from the highlighted "agency" element of the school focused material; 6) Children as Offenders. This segment will be structured to consider the ways in which we hold children responsible for their choices even as otherwise characterizing them as incompetent deciders; and 7) Children as Citizens. This is designed to contain material on regulations directed at children like curfews, underage drinking, and gambling prohibitions.
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