Spring 2015 Course Schedule

Family Law (LAW-636-001)

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:40 PM (M) - Room 601

Enrolled: 44 / Limit: 45

Administrator Access


There are no notices at this time.


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

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 to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

The casebook for this course is Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials -- FIFTH EDITION, by D. Kelly Weisberg and Susan Frelich Appleton. You will need to purchase (new or used) this edition, as I will assign reading by page number.

First Class Readings

Reading for January 12:
Access to marriage
Casebook: 133-147 (Loving, Zablocki, Turner, with Notes)
Path to Same-Sex marriage
Casebook: 59-66 (Lawrence v. Texas); and 69-75 (notes 1-2; 4; 7-9; 12-13; 16, and Problem on page 75).