Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Family Law (LAW-636-001)
Nancy Polikoff

Meets: 01:30 PM - 02:50 PM (TTh) - Yuma - Room Y402

Enrolled: 50 / Limit: 65

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Assessment: In-class exam, open book (50% of grade) Out-of-class project: The out of class project involves writing memos in conjunction with negotiating a separation agreement. It is 50% of the grade for the course.


This survey course in Family Law introduces students to marriage, divorce, financial consequences of divorce, and child custody. We also address nonmarital families and state removal of children from their parents. This course also examines constitutional family law issues, including access to marriage, gender equality, and the rights of parents to raise their children.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Weisberg and Appleton, Modern Family Law, Sixth Edition

First Class Readings

Getting Married: The Supreme Court speaks: interracial couples, “deadbeat” parents, and prisoners. 133-142 (mid-page- stop before “Restatement……”), 145-147.


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