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281 sec. 1 - Family Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Herma Hill Kay  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 130

Course Start: January 10, 2012
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49967 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49964


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 it does cover spousal and child support. Emphasis is on an analysis of the policies underlying these laws. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Family Law

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Books:
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  • Family Law, Cases and Materials
    Judith Areen and Milton C. Regan, Jr.
    Edition: 5th edition, 2006
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781587788772
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $143.20
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Family Law, Cases and Materials, 5th, 2008 Supplement
    Judith Areen, Milton C. Regan,
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781599415741
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 13.98
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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