University of Pittsburgh

Family Law Pathway

Family laws regulate the relationships between family members. The legal regulation of essentially private relationships in this manner raises compelling questions for students and practitioners of family law.  Unique rights and duties --both financial and nonfinancial --are established by law for families.  The family law practitioner must develop skills relating to planning for clients (for example, adults who are planning to live together, to marry, to adopt a child, or to dissolve an established relationship).  Family practitioners are also called upon to represent clients in litigation-based settings where issues of property, support, child custody and many other topics may arise.  The Family Law Pathway is designed to guide upper-level law students who are interested in mastering the knowledge and skills required to represent clients in this rich, always-changing field of law and practice.

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