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Family Law (LAW-636-002)
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This class will discuss the rules and policies that affect families in the U.S. It will analyze how families have been shaped by the law, and how the law has been forced to expand its scope to accommodate families that were not originally thought to qualify as such. It will focus on families that start through marriage as well as families that are formed outside a marriage. During the semester the class will engage in discussions and group work about cohabitation, marriage, divorce, child custody and support, violence, property, and other topics.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The text for this course is Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2013) by Weisberg and Appleton (Referred in syllabus as W&A). Complementary materials will be posted for some sessions in MyWCL. Materials may be posted up to a week before a session. Students are responsible for checking MyWCL every week.
First Class Readings
Check MyWCL. Reading assignments for the first class were sent to students via email.