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8896.30 - Sem: Advanced Family Law
Professor: Marc Spindelman
Semester: 2012 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
This seminar provides students with an opportunity to explore the complexities and future of Family Law. What is the field of Family Law about, and where did it come from? What are Family Law’s boundaries as field of “law” and legal studies? What other academic and professional disciplines does Family Law intersect with? How do those adjacent fields see and understand “the family” in ways that are useful, even indispensable, to what Family Law is and should be doing? Within Family Law itself, what conventional subjects does it focus on and privilege, and what subjects does it de-emphasize or leave out, and with what effects? Along similar lines, what topics are considered topics of and in Family Law, with what sorts of consequences for studying Family Law as a field of regulation? After exploring these various features of Family Law, the Family Law canon will be reconsidered in a fresh light, with an eye toward future directions of the field.
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