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Spring 2016
LAW136  R  FAMILY LAW

Course Description
THIS SECTION IS ONLY FOR 1L STUDENTS.

This class will cover substantive issues which include: entry into marriage, legal treatment of cohabitants and same sex couples, divorce, alimony, custody, visitation, child support, adoption, etc. Throughout the semester, there will be a series of guest speakers (judges, practitioners, guardian ad litem attorneys and family mediators) who will address the real life practical issues of family law.

The goals of the class are to help students:
1. Apply legal doctrine to new factual situations
2. Develop oral advocacy skills
3. Develop a critical perspective about the difference between "law on the books" and "law in operation"
4. Collaborate with colleagues on legal problem.

Click below to watch a video of the Professor describing this course:


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-11-2016 - 04-20-2016   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on (i) class participation; (ii) negotiation exercise; (iii) court observation and guest lecture reflection papers; and (iv) final exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
1L Elective
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Family & Personal - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

PERLMUTTER, BERNARD


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: bperlmutter@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-4132
Office: F305