Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Child and Family Law Courses

667: Introduction to Children's Law, Policy and Practice (Online)

Credit Hours



This required course is designed to give students an introductory overview of the law as it affects children.  It begins with a discussion of the constitutional relationship among children, parents and the state, as well as the respective roles of the federal and state governments in the regulation of children and families. The course then introduces students to the principal areas of civil and criminal law that affect children and families.  With this baseline of understanding, students can choose elective courses that provide a more in-depth study of a particular topic (e.g. education law, child welfare, etc.).