Purdue CL761 Entire Class
CL761: Family Law Practicum
This course continues where CL 760 left off, incorporating practical community property and family law skills and concepts. Family law is a very common practice area for solo and small firm attorneys, particularly early in their careers, and there is a societal need for representation in this area, given that 80 to 90 percent of family law litigants are self-represented. Family law is at the intersection of law, social policy, and the most intimate of human relations, marriage, and parentage. This course will explore topics including jurisdiction over the family, separation, dissolution, annulment, parenting time, parenting responsibility, child support, partner support, and domestic violence. Much of family law is policy driven and designed with a policy outcome in mind. This class will help you analyze legal policy to determine if, in the application, it meets the policy goal. You will engage in practical exercises in the context of California law and procedure.
Note: This entire class includes discussions, assignments, course projects, and exams