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Course Descriptions

Child Interviewing Seminar (Spring 2018)

  • Course Number: LAW-701
  • Class Number: 03374
  • Instructor: Thomas D. Lyon

Course Description

Students will learn how to effectively interview child witnesses. They will learn the details of a structured protocol for interviewing children, and will understand the psychological research and the legal rules that underlie the protocol.  On a weekly basis they will practice interviewing with children enrolled in local schools. Videotapes of these interviews will be peer-reviewed by current and future seminar members. Course enrollment is limited to students with prior experience in working with children and with written permission from the instructor.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 2
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: F 10:00 am - 11:50 am
  • Room Number: Room 107: Ackerman Courtroom
  • Exam: None
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
  • Participation: Required and graded