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Spring 2018
LAW136  A  FAMILY LAW

Course Description
This course is a study of the state regulation of intimate relationships. We will investigate what does and does not qualify as a “family” under the law and the legal and social consequences of that designation. As we examine the laws regarding marriage, the dissolution of marriage, marital property rights, and the care and guardianship of children, we will consider how they have been informed by expectations regarding gender, race, and class. We will look closely at the ordering of rights and responsibilities in marital and parental relationships, as well as how and when they can be altered or terminated. This course will emphasize the constitutional dimensions of privacy and how the right to privacy is alternately respected and ignored in varying family law scenarios.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   TR  9:30 AM-10:50 AM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final exam and a short observation paper on a family court proceeding.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Family & Personal - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

FRANKS, MARY ANNE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mafranks@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5345
Office: G385