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635 - Family Law
Professor: Marc Spindelman
Semester: 2009 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Take-Home Exam
In this introductory survey course, we will consider various aspects of the law of "the family," including state efforts and authority to regulate its creation, maintenance, and dissolution. Topics will thus include: marriage (and its contested boundaries), marital obligations, annulment, dissolution, divorce, reproduction, privacy, and inequality. A considerable portion of this course will be dedicated to the "constitutionalization" of family law, and its attendant moral, legal, and policy considerations. The final grade for the course will reflect class participation and performance on a final exam.
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