University of Technology Sydney

78129 Child Law in Australia

Requisite(s): ((70114 Criminal Law and Procedure OR 70218 Criminal Law)) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law)
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Anti-requisite(s): 76066 Children and the Law AND 78128 Child Law in Australia


This subject explores the legal responses to issues arising from children's rights, child development theory, care and protection (including fostering), preschool and school education, civil liability, juvenile justice, legal representation, and access to medical treatment and procedures. Students completing this subject build on earlier law studies as they relate to children, particularly constitutional law, criminal law, contracts, torts and the law of evidence. The present law in New South Wales is considered as well as the historical development of laws relating to children, proposed reforms and comparative material from other jurisdictions. Students examine theoretical and vocational approaches to children and the law, and develop the requisite awareness and skills for the delivery of children's legal services.

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