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LAW 0978: Parents, Children and the State
Summer 2024 • Section 51

Course offerings for are still tentative. The information below is subject to change.

Course Description

This writing seminar examines constitutional, statutory and policy issues which arise as a result of the allocation of power between children, parents, and the government both within and outside of the family unit. The course will examine the rights and responsibilities of parents and children, and look closely at the role of government in relation to both protecting and regulating these rights. The course will focus on the child welfare system, but also will take into consideration other laws and legal systems which interface with the child welfare system. Students will develop tools to engage in critical and intersectional analysis in considering the role of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in the design and application of these laws and legal systems. Students will also investigate the unique role of lawyers within these legal systems, and in advocating for reform and/or abolition of relevant laws and systems.



Day/Time Location
M/W 6:00-7:50 PM Online Meeting

Course Details

  • Sarah Katz
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality

Online Synchronous

Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research
  • Bias in the Law


Registration Info

Registration Notes

no registration restrictions for summer 2024.

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