This course is designed to provide an introduction to tort actions involving child abuse and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. During the first half of the semester students will discuss the legal landscape of the child welfare system, including definitions and signs of abuse, the mechanics of state intervention, the role of agencies and mandatory reporters. The second half of the course will focus on the sex-trafficking of minors, highlighting sex trafficking as a subset under the larger human trafficking landscape. Students will discuss state and federal anti-trafficking legislation, profiles of victims and perpetrators and special considerations when taking a minor trafficking case to court. Students will also explore policy and ethical considerations relevant sex-trafficking civil litigation including the efficacy of third-party liability in preventing the abuse and trafficking of minors.
|T 5:30-7:20 PM||Klein 6A|
No Registration Restrictions.