Family Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /50
Credits: 4
Days Time Room Start Date End Date






1130-1250 SL294

Course Description

This course studies the laws that structure family life. We will examine traditional family law topics regarding marriage, divorce, parentage, child custody, and the child welfare system, but we will also explore more broadly the state’s role in supporting (or not) families. Family law cuts across disciplinary divides, including private and public, civil and criminal, constitutional and statutory, and state and federal law. We will study how such laws define “family” and allocate rights and responsibilities between family members and the state, as well as how issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and class shape these family regulations. Investigating family law requires asking big questions about how individuals, the state, and markets shape central aspects of our lives.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced via Canvas.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: Yes

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124820843

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Family, Gender and Sexuality

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