Children and the Law: Seminar (21387). 2 units. This seminar will examine the laws governing children’s lives separate and apart from laws governing adults or persons generally. The focus of study will be on children’s relationships with adults and with other children; adult responsibilities for children as well as children’s responsibilities for themselves; and the rights of both adults and children. Throughout we will give consideration to children’s developmental and psychological capacities, needs and vulnerabilities. Topics will be organized in terms of six interrelated spheres of children’s experience: (1) children’s relationships with caregivers; (2) children’s protection from maltreatment; (3) children’s educational experiences; (4) children’s experiences in the criminal and juvenile justice systems; (5) children’s interactions with the market and civic life, as consumers, workers, and citizens; and (6) children’s peer relationships, including sexual relationships and the reproductive consequences that may flow from such relationships. Paper required. Enrollment capped at eighteen. A. Dailey.