7.5 ECTS credits
The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of children's legal relations in families and in society, both in terms of Swedish law and in terms of international law. Key concepts of children's law such as the best interest of the child, the child's right to be heard, and the wishes of the child are explored. The course covers for instance issues related to children's rights to parents and family, children's rights to care and welfare, and (briefly) children's rights to economic maintenance. The responsibility of society for children's welfare and education is discussed, for instance in relation to the way in which society treats young offenders. The course also covers rules concerning children's ability to act legally, for instance in matters regarding the child as a patient, the child as a consumer, and the child as a party in other types of contracts. The legal sources of children's law are studied, as well as the need for crossdisciplinary knowledge and various considerations related to the legal position of the child in relation to parents and society at large.
Progressive specialisation: G2F (has at least 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: 60 ECTS credits from semesters 1-2 and 30 ECTS credits from semesters 3-4 completed in the Law programme at Karlstad University (JALAW), or equivalent
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Law Programme (studied during year 3)