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Family Law
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Type

LEC

Credits

3 cr.

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

This course is about families—de jure and de facto—and the law’s regulation and protection of them. It aims to acquaint you with the rapid and radical changes now occurring in family law, give you some standards for evaluating them, and a sense of what it might be like to practice in this field.
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Sections

Spring 2015: Family Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

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Fall 2014: Family Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

(no readings)

Fall 2013: Family Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=155041

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Spring 2013: Family Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

Family Law. This course examines how the law regulates the creation and dissolution of family relationships, and the legal rights and responsibilities that family members have because of their familial status. These issues are examined in both modern and historical contexts, with particular emphasis on marriage. Topics include: interracial marriage and adoption, same-sex marriage and parenthood, marriage between blood relatives, polygamy and common law marriage, marriage and parenthood under the law of slavery, legitimacy and illegitimacy, surrogate motherhood, economic consequences of divorce, dissolution of nonmarital relationships, termination of parental rights, federal benefits and disabilities tied to family status, the prohibition on interspousal contracts for domestic services, the marital rape exemption, domestic violence, child abuse, and child custody and support.

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Fall 2012: Family Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=136405

Details:

This course examines the law's regulation of families, de jure and de facto, their creation, dissolution, what it means to become a family member and what it means to cease to be one. It introduces the historical development of fundamental constitutional rights implicating families, assisted means of reproduction, adoption, and surrogacy.

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