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Children's Rights Under and the Law

Samuel Davis


This book examines ways in which the law relates to children, from private law (torts, contracts, property, child labor, and emancipation) to public law (First Amendment rights of children in school, abortion decision-making for children, school discipline, compulsory school attendance, and regulation of obscenity). The book discusses the major Supreme Court decisions involving the parent-child-state relationship. The book describes issues of medical decision-making for children, personal freedoms of children, and property entitlements of children, and addresses issues that arise in the educat ... More

Keywords: children, private law, child labor, public law, education, parent-child-state, child neglect, child abuse, juvenile justice, juvenile court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199795482
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Davis, author
Jamie L. Whitten Professor of Law and Government, University of Mississippi