Justice at the Intersection of Social Work and the Law Seminar

Increasingly social workers and lawyers are asked to collaborate within the legal system- from the inception of a case to after a case is resolved through court and extra-judicial processes. This course provides an opportunity for law and social work students to explore together the promises and challenges of work that draws on the expertise of both professions. The class will meet alternately at the School of Social Work and the School of Law. We will critically explore the professional ethics and training for each profession and their workplace and institutional responsibilities in a variety of settings. We will also examine the different professional conceptions of justice, and how these may be illustrated across settings. Students will work independently and in teams to explore these issues. For MSW students, this course has been approved as an advanced policy course and has a prerequisite of SOWK 600.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course