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281 sec. 1 - Family Law (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Melissa Murray (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: MTuW 11:20-12:30
Meeting Location: 140
Course Start: January 10, 2011
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49949
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49946
This course provides a general overview of laws affecting the traditional family unit, composed of a husband and wife, and their children, those applicable to family units composed of a same-sex couple and their children, and family units in which the adult partners live in unmarried or unregistered cohabitation. It covers laws governing family formation (marriage; domestic partnerships/civil unions, living together) the birth or adoption of children; and family dissolution by divorce or death. It does not cover related subjects such as marital property, but is does cover spousal and child support. Emphasis is on an analysis of the policies underlying these laws. There are no prerequisites for this course.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- Cases and Materials on Family Law
Judith Areen & Milton Regan, Jr.
Edition: 5th 2006
Publisher: Foundation Press
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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