Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
580 Massie RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course is the first half of a year-long clinic. Students in this clinic provide research and analytical assistance to members of the Virginia General Assembly, officials in state executive branch agencies, and/or local government officials as they develop legislative or policy proposals and, when appropriate, assist their government clients in advocating for the proposals or legislative ideas they develop.
In this seminar students will examine the law's treatment of children's rights. Students will explore the current state of the law regarding the complexities involved with assigning rights and responsibilities to children and those who care for them, and the barriers and limitations courts and legislatures confront when making decisions regarding children.