Families, in all their varied forms, continue to be the cornerstone of American society. As such, family law generates a large volume of legal work from a wide array of clients who need high-quality representation. The Family Law Practice Professional Track exists to provide the practical foundation for developing a practice in this area of the law. Since dispute resolution and a significant degree of direct professional guidance of clients are often required, both Client Counseling and Alternative Dispute Resolution are required courses. The other required courses focus on the substantive and procedural law specific to a family law practice. The elective courses allow students to further tailor their studies to some of the more specialized topics often encountered in a family law practice. This professional track qualifies as a foundation track for the Special Distinction in Litigation.
Family Law Practice Required Courses (12 hours)
Advanced Family Law (3hrs) 9380
Alternative Dispute Resolution (2hrs) 9247
Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227
Family Law (3hrs) 9370
Family Law Advocacy (2hrs) 9299
Family Law Practice Electives (at least 5 hours from this group)
Elder Law (2hrs) 9248
Immigration Law (3hrs) 9373
Juvenile Justice (2hrs) 9254
Negotiation Settlement and Practice (2hrs) 9290
Taxation of Individuals & Family Businesses (3hrs) 9345
Wealth Transfers (3hrs) 9332
Contact Associate Dean Wilson for additional information.