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Family Law (LAW-636-001)

Meets: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM (MW) - Room 601

Enrolled: 35 / Limit: 80


This course has both a syllabus and a course requirements handout. The course requirements handout contains critical information. You can find the syllabus below. Both the syllabus and the course requirements handout are available on the course's MyWCL site. There IS a reading assignment for the first class! See below. Please come prepared!


This survey course covers marriage, divorce, child custody, spousal support, property division, state intervention in the family, and families and parentage outside of marriage. There is an emphasis on constitutional doctrine affecting families. There are no course prerequisites, but students who have not taken Constitutional Law should speak to the professor at the beginning of the semester.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check here to determine if books are currently available for purchase at the AU Campus Store.

Weisberg and Appleton, Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials -- FIFTH EDITION (This is a brand new edition so you cannot buy it used)

First Class Readings

The Supreme Court speaks: interracial couples, "deadbeat" parents, and prisoners: Casebook pages 133-147


The syllabus is available in the following format(s):