Why ​Children's Rights

​Children are often underrepresented, lacking resources, organization and access to levers of power.

They do not vote, contribute heavily to campaigns or have certain court standing. Because of their political weakness, dependence on adults and societal obligations to them, their legal status has special import.

USD School of Law provides a rich array of offerings in the area of children's rights. The school's JD degree program offers students the opportunity to study and collaborate with renowned faculty, practitioners and policy makers who play leadership roles in legal and policy issues at local, state and national levels.

  • Credits required for concentration: 18
  • Minimum required grade point average in concentration courses to obtain concentration: 2.5
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application by April 1 of your graduating year.

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