Comparative Family Law

Comparative Family Law

Course Number: LAW 629
Course Credits: 2
Comparative Family Law surveys Family Law throughout the world; the major jurisdictions include the United States, Britain, Canada, India, the Moslem world, and European continental law. The course also analyzes Family Law international treaties, including The Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Custody and the UN Convention on Children. Topics encompass marriage, divorce, domestic violence, child support, and reproductive rights. In addition to reading the survey materials, each student selects a topic to research and write a paper. The paper is in lieu of an exam and satisfies the Law School’s upper class writing requirement.