309 Children and the Law

This seminar is derived from the three-credit Children and the Law Course. Where the latter is a broad survey of the law governing legal decision making for children and the relationship between parents and the state that arises in that context, this seminar focuses on the contest between parents and the state over the development of the child's mind and the ways the law facilitates and challenges that contest. Following an introduction to the concept of the child in U.S. and international law, the course provides deeper examination of the three areas of the law that are most implicated in this respect: education, religion, and maltreatment. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper before each class meeting and to prepare a research paper on a related topic. Individual enrolled students may opt to take the course also for writing credit in which case requirements for the research paper are more detailed.

Taught by Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman

Course Frequency*
Course Areas of Practice
2016
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

309.01 2 Doriane Lambelet Coleman Tu 3:45-5:35 PM 4040

This seminar is derived from the three-credit Children and the Law Course. Where the latter is a broad survey of the law governing legal decision making for children and the relationship between parents and the state that arises in that context, this seminar focuses on the contest between parents and the state over the development of the child's mind and the ways the law facilitates and challenges that contest. Following an introduction to the concept of the child in U.S. and international law, the course provides deeper examination of the three areas of the law that are most implicated in this respect: education, religion, and maltreatment. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper before each class meeting and to prepare a research paper on a related topic. Individual enrolled students may opt to take the course also for writing credit in which case requirements for the research paper are more detailed.

Taught by Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

309.01 2 Doriane Lambelet Coleman Th 3:15-5:05 pm Room 4040
This seminar is derived from the three-credit Children and the Law Course. Where the latter is a broad survey of the law governing legal decision making for children and the relationship between parents and the state that arises in that context, this seminar focuses on the contest between parents and the state over the development of the child's mind and the ways the law facilitates and challenges that contest. Following an introduction to the concept of the child in U.S. and international law, the course provides deeper examination of the three areas of the law that are most implicated in this respect: education, religion, and maltreatment. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper before each class meeting and to prepare a research paper on a related topic.Taught by Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Fall 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

309.01 2 Doriane Lambelet Coleman M / W 1:30-2:51 pm M / W 1:30-2:51 pm Room 4055
This seminar is derived from the three-credit Children and the Law Course. Where the latter is a broad survey of the law governing legal decision making for children and the relationship between parents and the state that arises in that context, this seminar focuses on the contest between parents and the state over the development of the child's mind and the ways the law facilitates and challenges that contest. Following an introduction to the concept of the child in U.S. and international law, the course provides deeper examination of the three areas of the law that are most implicated in this respect: education, religion, and maltreatment. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper before each class meeting and to prepare a research paper on a related topic.Taught by Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

309.01 2 Doriane Lambelet Coleman T/Th 1:30-2:51 pm T/Th 1:30-2:51 pm Room 4042
This seminar is derived from the three-credit Children and the Law Course. Where the latter is a broad survey of the law governing legal decision making for children and the relationship between parents and the state that arises in that context, this seminar focuses on the contest between parents and the state over the development of the child's mind and the ways the law facilitates and challenges that contest. Following an introduction to the concept of the child in U.S. and international law, the course provides deeper examination of the three areas of the law that are most implicated in this respect: education, religion, and maltreatment. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper before each class meeting and to prepare a research paper on a related topic.Taught by Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.