Law Firm Program: Juvenile Justice (7380)
This course will focus on the representation of juveniles charged with delinquent offenses. The class will focus of the various aspects of juvenile criminal representation including but not limited to motion practice, competency proceedings, client representation, detention, adjudication, dispositional and post-dispositional hearings and juvenile extension and waiver. A court observation paper will be a required component of the class. The class will be taught through readings, case law and law reviews as well as video, a panel of practicing attorneys and class at a local juvenile detention facility. Active participation requires legal writing assignments, oral arguments, mock trial and appellate issue spotting/brief writing. The class is taught by a 30 plus year juvenile court attorney practitioner and a current sitting juvenile court jurist.
- Credits: 3