Family law

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 (2 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.

Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2014 can substitute the following course which ha​s not been taught since 2014:

        Writing requirement
  • Queer Law Seminar (2)