LAWS 371 - Divorce & the Divorcing Family
(2 cr.) This course will examine divorce, custody, and visitation, analyzing the emotional impact of these legal processes on children and parents in divorcing and post-divorce families. Students will critique the current family law system with the aid of recent legal and social science research materials. The course will require students to analyze the role that lawyers play in exacerbating and ameliorating the effects of the divorce process on adult and child parties. Students will examine ethical and practical constraints of integrating an interdisciplinary perspective to a family law practice and will explore the benefits and limitations of divorce-related communication between family lawyers and mental health clinicians. (Prerequisite: Family Law) Prerequisite: LAWS 370.

Law Spring 2017