Family Law

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 36/44
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1300-1400
  • WB103
01/20/2020 04/23/2020

Course Description

This course studies and evaluates the legal doctrines that regulate the family, focusing on the law surrounding intimate relationships between adults. We will evaluate the legal effects of marriage, marriage's changing scope and social and legal meanings, the state's role in recognizing and supporting family formation, divorce and its financial consequences, and how the law deals with conflicts over child custody and child support.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: Students will submit a memorandum via EXPO (with midterm blind grading number) (deadline to be announced, but students will have three weeks to write the memo). In the memo, students will advise a mock client by predicting the likely property outcomes for a divorce. The paper is a maximum of 3,600 words and is open book.

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Family Law, Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, April 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM