Children and the Law Posts

Children and the Law: Adjudicative Competence in Criminal Proceedings

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The following entry is excerpted from the Black Letter and Comments of Tentative Draft No. 2, Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law, Part III–Children in the Justice System; Section 17.20 Adjudicative Competence in Criminal Proceedings.

Children in Schools: Use of Force to Control and Punish

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The following entry is excerpted from the Black Letter and Comments from Tentative Draft No. 2, Part II–Children In Schools; Chapter 8–Discipline And Order Maintenance; Topic 1–The Use Of Force In Response To Student Misbehavior; Section 8.10. Use of Force to Control and Punish.

October 2018 Council Updates

During its meeting in New York City on October 18 and 19, the ALI Council reviewed drafts for seven Institute projects. Drafts or portions of drafts for six projects received Council approval, subject to the meeting discussion and to the usual prerogative to make nonsubstantive editorial improvements.

What is the Children and the Law Restatement?

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The Children and the Law Restatement aims to present a contemporary conception of parental rights and authority with the promotion of child welfare as a core goal, while grappling with questions about the legal personhood of children. Here is a video explaining the scope of the project.

Use of Incriminating Disclosures in Connection with Transfer Proceedings

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This week, project participants for ALI’s Children and the Law Restatement gather in Philadelphia to discuss Preliminary Draft No. 5, which includes three Sections from Part III. Children in the Justice System: