In Child Law students study the law and the social context of the law as it impacts upon children. It builds a foundation for the study of specific laws (child protection, juvenile justice and family law) by exploring human rights, social and legal perspectives. It considers broader legal and social issues that affect children, including:
1. When children are considered capable of making legal decisions (legal capacity);
2. International and human rights law applicable to children in Australia;
3. The nature of inter-professional collaboration on behalf of children in varied legal contexts.
4. Children’s interaction with legal processes.
5. Differential impact of laws on certain groups of children, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Semester 2 - 2018
(Newcastle City Precinct)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The topics in this course include the following:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6000, LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A & LAWS6004B.|
Newcastle City Precinct
Face to Face On Campus
per Week for
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for LAWS6096|