Children and the Law Posts

Children as Bargaining Chips

This Article focuses on the question of how the law should distinguish between the state’s exercise of its custodial powers for permissible grounds, such as to protect the child, and its exercise of custodial powers for impermissible grounds, such as to induce the parent to give up another right.

Children and the Law: School Searches – Search Based on Individualized Suspicion

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Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law, Tentative Draft No. 3 (TD3) will be presented to ALI membership at the 2021 ALI Annual Meeting. This post includes black letter and Comment excerpted from this draft, which contains § 10.10. Student Search by School Officials Based on Individualized Suspicion.

Children and the Law: Protecting the Vulnerable in a Time of Crisis

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In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, juvenile justice scholar and Chief Reporter of the Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law, Elizabeth Scott guides our Children and the Law-exclusive panel through a series of discussions centering on child advocacy and juvenile law during a pandemic.