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Social Work and the Law

Semester: 
2020 Summer-I
Course Number: 
SOWO 730.01W
Level: 
MSW

This course provides familiarity with legal process, legal research and legal analysis within the context of socio-legal issues important to social work practice. This course will examine and provide familiarity with basic legal principles and topics, as well as their relationship to the social work profession. Focus will be on legal impacts of the court system and the legislative system. The relationship of ethics and the law will be explored within a variety of contexts. The course will also review the knowledge and skills social workers need in order to work within the legal system on behalf of clients. Specific topics will include child welfare, civil rights, crime and delinquency, mental health and the regulation of social work practice.

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