LAW 5219: Family Law - 2204

Family Law
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
5219
Class Schedule:
Tuesday
Thursday
8:00 am
9:15 am
Room:
LAW G20
Professor(s):

Professor

Type:
Lecture
Credits:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

An introduction to the conceptual and practical issues involved in the modern practice of family law. Topics include: The legal definition of marriage; 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; child custody; assisted reproductive technology; domestic violence; problems in jurisdiction and choice of law. The course will focus on Pennsylvania Family Law, and compare and contrast the law in other states.

Grading Details

Grades in this course will be based on an in-class final examination (100%).

Description

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.

Family Law