A 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.
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