PLA 413 Juvenile Law and Procedure
Lead Faculty: Dr. Bryan Hance
Course DescriptionA study of procedural law and substantive law relating to the special status of minors in our society. The emphasis of this course is Juvenile jurisdiction in three areas: Incorrigibility, Dependency, and Delinquency. Students learn the unique aspects of representation of juveniles, including interviewing, preparation of disposition reports, and development of files of alternative treatment programs. A term project and field trips to court and various juvenile facilities develop the skills needed for a legal assistant to work in this field.