University of Pittsburgh
Catalog Number: 5219
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: General Enrollment Course
Offering Frequency: Every semester

An introduction to the conceptual and practical issues involved in the modern practice of family law. Topics include: the legal definition of marriage, of family; the rights, powers, duties and obligations among family members; the extent and means of state involvement in the family’s conduct of its own affairs; dissolution of the family, and the continuing obligations among family members thereafter; problems of jurisdiction and choice of law.

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