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Family Law Courses

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Find Family Law courses currently available to students listed below.

Family Law Courses

7710/Estates

This course examines gratuitous transfers by intestate succession, wills, trusts, and other techniques; execution and revocation of wills; will substitutes; administration of estates; family survivors' rights; the nature of trusts and fiduciary relationships; powers of appointment; and future interests. A JD bar class.

7715/Family Law

This course will examine the roles of law and of private ordering in family law contexts. Topics which may be included are marriage and divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, tax consequences of divorce, and family violence. The course will also look at various means of dispute resolution in the domestic relations area, including negotiation, mediation, and litigation. The course will include simulations and other exercises designed to develop practical skills and to consider substantive law through skill exercises.

7717/Family Law Practice Lab

Family Law Practice is a one-credit simulation-based module designed to provide students with opportunities for transactional learning in addition to those already contained in Family Law. It will also include a professional development component that focuses on the family law practitioner.

7720/Health Care Law

This survey course focuses on the core of current health care litigation and regulation in the United States, namely the issues surrounding liability and quality, and health care organization and finance.