Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


Child Protection Law and Practice focuses on child protection law, policy and procedure, with the aim of helping students to develop a legal framework consistent with the theory, values, and skills of practice in this area of law. The course will critically examine a range of contemporary legal, social policy and practice issues that impact the lives of children, caregivers, and their communities. The course examines the quasi-criminal and quasi-family law nature of child protection law in Canada. The main goal of the course is to provide a foundation for child protection law and practice within a social justice framework, by examining a range of issues pertinent to the practice of child protection law. The course format will be interactive and success for all (including the instructor) will depend on the full participation of each person in critically examining issues and challenges pertinent to child protection law in Canada.

Restriction(s): This is a upper year course and only offered to students in years 2 and 3 of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program (students in year 1 of the J.D. program may not register in this course).

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