|Course code LEGL2008||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School|
Examines areas of law which relate to children crossing traditional substantive law boundaries. Topics include childhood and capacity, International law and children's rights, children and the legal process, child protection, Out of Home Care and adoption, juvenile justice, family law issues and issues for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children.
This course is not available to students enrolled in a combined law degree program.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||To equip undergraduate students with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the role of law and the legislative framework relating to children. To reflect critically upon legal material presented in the context of professional practice, professional responsibility and legal risk management for social work professionals.|
To promote cooperative learning relations between students from different disciplines in order to build skills in teamwork and problem-solving.
|Content||The topics to be covered are:|
Childhood and capacity; International law and children's rights; child protection legislation; adoption; juvenile justice; family law issues; children and the legal process and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and law.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term