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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWKM 5475 - Legal Issues in Social Work Practice

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SWKM5400, SWKM5425 and SWKM5450 or acceptance into the Advanced Standing Program.  Students must adhere to the Sequential Coursework Policy and Advising Snapshots as outlined on the MSW Program website.  

Corequisite(s): SWKM5500 and SWKM5575 OR SWKM6400

Description: The course provides students with understanding, awareness, and skills to engage as leaders in multi-disciplinary social work practice within the legal system focusing on standards of practice for social work professionals while advancing social, economic, and environmental justice.  Students will be exposed to situations requiring identification and intervention with culturally diverse populations who may be treated differentially by the court system, promoting client rights and humane laws including adequate representation in the legal system by advocating at multiple levels.

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