Family Law

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Spring 2013 Course
Meets: Th, F 9:50am - 11:50am in Hauser Hall Room 102
4 classroom credits

This basic course is an introduction to the legal doctrines and policies that regulate family and other intimate relationships. The course will examine marriage, alternatives to marriage (common law marriage, civil unions, "covenant marriage" regimes, cohabitation, singleness, and nonrecognition of legal relatedness), divorce, child custody, property division, alimony, child support, and parenthood. Substantial coverage will be devoted to constitutional rights in family law, such as the right to privacy in sex, reproduction, and raising children; the right to marry; and the problem of equality.

Laptops cannot be used in class.

Subject Areas: Regulatory Law , Family, Gender & Children's Law .