LAW-2158 International Children's Rights

Prof. Sara A. Dillon,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


Students may choose to substitute a paper for the final take home examination.


This course will examine the legal structure for the protection of children's rights across a wide range of subject areas. The topics covered will include children and the global economy (child labor); children and war (child soldiers); children and the global sex industry (sex tourism and child trafficking); children without families (including the plight of street children and inter-country adoption); and the children's movement in developed countries (with a focus on corporal punishment). In each case, the relevant treaty law and national responses will be analyzed. The course will attempt to situate children's rights in the larger context of international human rights, especially with regard to weaknesses in mechanisms of enforcement. Class participation will be an important component of this course.

pointerElective Course

pointer  On List of Recommended Perspectives Courses

pointer  Meets International Law Concentration Requirements

pointer  May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer  Take Home Exam or Paper Required

<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>