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SOWK 8806  SOCIAL WORK AND THE LAW (3 credits)

This course presents the fundamental principles of criminal and civil law that have relevance to the practice of social work. Topics include: the legal system, legal research methods, professional ethical/legal responsibilities and liabilities, family law, elder law, criminal law, juvenile law, personal injury law, employment discrimination law, capacity to make contracts and wills, rights of institutionalized patients, and rights of handicapped children to an education. (Cross-listed with SOWK 4800)

Prerequisite(s): SOWK 8130 or admitted as Advanced Standing