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Family Law (LAW-636-001)
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An overview of the definitions of family, marriage, and divorce; the economic consequences of divorce; child placement; constitutional doctrine affecting the family; state intervention in the family; and the impact of gender on family law
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The text for this course is Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2010) by Weisberg and Appleton (Referred in syllabus as W&A). Complementary materials will be posted for some sessions in MyWCL
First Class Readings
1. W&A, xxxi – xxxii; 2. Jane Rutherford, Beyond Individual Privacy: A new Theory of Family Rights, 39 U. Fla. L. Rev. 627 1987, pp. 627-639 (before letter B “Fostering Divisiveness”); 652 (only VII. conclusions). This reading was emailed to students on Aug. 13.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):