Family Law Practice

The course is an overview of family law, including dissolution, legal separation, paternity, child support enforcement, orders of protection and abuse and neglect cases, with the students participating in the simulated trial of a family law case in a courtroom setting before a family law judge. The course will also deal with specific evidentiary, ethics and other issues unique to family law cases. The course also features guest lectures by experienced local family law lawyers. Finally, the course will address alternative dispute resolution issues and the various pre-trial and discovery aspects of a family law case.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Family Law and Evidence, preferred but not required.

Evaluation: Class participation, participation in courtroom observations, and final take-home examination.