Family law focuses on laws regarding marriage, divorce, children and juveniles, guardianship, adoption and similar topics. To concentrate in family law, students must obtain a minimum of 16 credits in core and related courses. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.33 in each graded course used to satisfy the family law requirements. Courses offered for a grade may not be taken pass/fail in satisfaction of the requirements.
Core courses (3 of 5 required)
- Family Law (3)
- Marital Property (2 or 3)
- Children & the Law (3)
- ADR Survey: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration (3)
- Adoption Law (2)
Elective courses (1 required)
- Elder Law (2) or (3)
- Federal Income Tax (3)
- Bankruptcy (3)
- Juvenile Justice (2)
Writing requirement (1 required)
- LARW III: Family Law Drafting (2)
- Domestic Violence Seminar (2)
- Gender & the Law Seminar (2)
Oral skills requirement (1 required)
- Family Law and Benefits Clinic (formerly listed as Law Clinic) (3)
- Trial Advocacy Practicum (3)
- Mediation Clinic (3) *
- Family Mediation Clinic (3) **
Note: Elective, writing and skills requirements must be satisfied with different courses.
* Mediation Clinic was last offered in Summer 2016.
** Family Mediation Clinic was last offered in Fall 2016.
Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2014 can substitute the following course which has not been taught since 2014: