Since the 1960s, the law’s treatment of children has become increasingly complex and uncertain, in ways that would make the publication of a Restatement particularly valuable to courts, legislatures, and practicing lawyers. 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. Additionally, it will reflect the growing trend toward incorporating developmental science and other social science research into legal doctrine when appropriate.
Here is a video explaining the scope of the project.
For more information visit the Children and the Law page.