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LAW 6421

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Broadly understood, family law is the study of state-imposed rules regulating intimacy and intimate relationships in society. In this course we evaluate our assumptions and beliefs about the appropriateness of a number of current laws regulating families. Substantial attention is devoted to the social and legal consequences of marriage dissolution, including child custody, child support, property distribution, and spousal maintenance. Other topics considered include: the legal significance of marriage rights and obligations; non-marital relationships and their regulation; and domestic violence.

When Offered Spring.

Comments A limited number of students can sign up for an additional credit to be awarded for clinical work supervised by the instructor, by registering for LAW 6422 - Family Law Clinic. This component satisfies the clinical courseĀ  requirement.

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Enrollment Information

  • 17598LAW 6421  LEC 001

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt