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Juvenile Justice (LAW-638A-001)
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This three-credit seminar offers an opportunity to examine laws, policies and practices that impact youth charged with crimes in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Participants will explore contemporary issues addressed by attorneys and advocates protecting the rights of youth in these systems. Topics will include racial and ethnic disparities, conditions of confinement, efforts to reduce unnecessary use of incarceration, gender-specific needs, experience of LGBTQI youth, school to prison pipeline, transfer of youth to adult court, and right to counsel. Students will complete several short writing assignments related to class readings and will participate in simulations of various forms of juvenile justice advocacy. The course fulfills the Professional Skills requirement and does not involve an end-of-semester examination.
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First Class Readings
Weekly Readings: All readings listed on the syllabus have been posted on the MyWCL course page. You should read the materials assigned for that day and come to class prepared to discuss the topics and themes from those readings.
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