Socio-legal examination of children’s participation, safety and wellbeing in NZ’s family justice system and international cross-border proceedings. Considers how research influences legal policy and practice in family dispute resolution internationally.
About this paper
|Children and the Family Justice System
|Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Teaching staff
To be confirmed when paper is next offered.
Course materials available from the Faculty.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper students will be able:
- To demonstrate an understanding of demographic trends, the history of childhood, theories of child development and well-being, and their influence on the law and professional practice with children, young people and their families/whānau
- To examine the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the structure and operation of New Zealand’s Family Court and out-of-court dispute resolution processes for private law proceedings
- To identify socio-legal research methodologies and their value/limitations in the child and family law field
- To compare and contrast domestic child and family law with international legal developments
- To critically examine the application and coherence of legal principles and rules, and professional and cultural competencies, when making decisions about children’s post- separation care arrangements