The purpose of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, it has the object of documenting the experience of staff at the University of Newcastle Law School in designing and teaching the subject, Child Law. The subject was offered of the first time in 2000. A secondary purpose is to identify and explain factors which contribute to the characterisation of Child Law as distinctive in comparison with some other elective law offerings at Newcastle. This exercise will involve assessments of the subject from the perspective of the lecturers involved, and the students who have participated in it as gauged by formal and informal feedback. The evaluation exercise is significant to the ongoing development and reinvention of the subject in order to promote deeper student learning.