Family Law

Family Law

Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen
Spring 2016 course
Th, F 1:00pm - 3:00pm in WCC Room 2009
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam type: Any-day take-home.

This 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, cohabitation, singleness, and nonrecognition of legal relatedness), parenthood, divorce, child custody, property division, alimony, and child support. Substantial coverage is devoted to constitutional doctrines, such as the right to privacy in sex, reproduction, and raising children; the right to marry; and the problem of equality.

Laptops and devices cannot be used in class. Class participation is required.

Subject Areas: Regulatory Law, Family, Gender & Children's Law, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights