Dual degree in children’s law
The Civitas ChildLaw Center has partnered with Erikson Institute to offer an innovative new dual degree program in children’s law. The MS in Child Development/MJ In Children’s Law and Policy, which is offered this fall, provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the law so that they can more effectively lead and advocate on behalf of children and their families who are impacted by the legal system. A distinguishing feature of this first-of-its-kind program is its focus on policy and leadership development. Students will learn how issues of inequality are addressed in law and policy, and gain the practical skills necessary to advocate on behalf of children in a wide range of disciplines. The dual degree program will also study childhood development in the context of family, community, and culture, and the critical factors that play a role in children’s lives.
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