|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory or in each case their equivalents.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr J Tobin
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides a critical examination of the relationship between children, human rights discourse and the law. It consists of two parts. Part A will explore the development of a rights-based approach to matters involving children and involves:
Part B will involve a discussion and consideration of contemporary issues concerning children by reference to a rights-based framework. It will explore and critique the content of the relevant legal frameworks and provide an analysis of the extent to which domestic law and policy is consistent with a rights-based approach to matters concerning children. The case studies to be covered will be drawn from areas such as: juvenile justice; child labour; youth homelessness; Indigenous children, culture and violence; child refugees; child prositution and pornography; the relationship between childhood obesity, eating disorders and the media.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.
|Assessment:||Research essay 5000 words, 100% (due final day of semester).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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