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Spring 2020
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:
https://youtu.be/mWk0lWJX8X4

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM E352

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
1L Elective
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Family & Personal - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
Concentration(s):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Contemporary Family Law
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Abrams, Cahn, Ross, Meyer
    Edition: 5th Edition
    ISBN: 9781640205918
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Regulation of the Family, pp.1-20, Problem 1-3 Supplemental: New York Times article, The Changing American Family http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/health/families.html?_r=0.

    Material:
    Abrams, Cahn, Ross, Meyer & McClain
    Contemporary Family Law, Fifth Edition
      

 
Professor(s)

STEWART, KELE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: kstewart@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-8827
Office: E258