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Juvenile Justice Seminar (Feierman/Levick)
Fall 2019   LAW 998-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
R 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Silverman Hall M28

Faculty
Marsha Levick

Adjunct Professor of Law

mlevick@jlc.org
Jessica Rachel Feierman

Adjunct Professor of Law

jfeierman@jlc.org
Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Team Projects
Expository Writing

Grading
25% Participation,
75% Paper

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

Yes

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

How are adolescent offenders treated differently from adult offenders?  To what extent should they be?  The course will explore how our understanding of adolescent development has historically, and continues to, shape and influence constitutional law and state and federal policy affecting young people in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.  We will pay particular attention to significant United States Supreme Court decisions as they apply to the various stages of the juvenile court process.  Throughout the course students are invited to consider the appropriate role for the juvenile court system in light of the evolving science and law.

Course Concentrations

Constitutional Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.

Courts and the Judicial System
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.

Criminal Law and Procedure
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.

Family Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of family law; Perform legal analysis in the context of family law; Communicate effectively on topics related to family law; Demonstrate an understanding of how family law affects other areas of law.

Perspectives on the Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.


Textbooks

"A Return to Justice: Rethinking Our Approach to Juveniles in the System" by Ashely Nellis
Edition: (December 14, 2015)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub
ISBN: 9781442227668
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