Curriculum Guide · Courses
Family Law I: Marriage and Divorce
Professor Philomila Tsoukala
J.D. Course 173 | 3 credit hours
This course examines the legal regulation of the domestic relationships of adults, married and unmarried. Topics covered include marriage and other intimate relationships, divorce, custody disputes, alimony, child support, and division of property. We will aslo spend sometime thinking about Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the changes they might bring to traditional Family Law. Please note that there is a midterm examination for this course, which consists in a divorce negotiation exercise. The midterm counts for 50% of your final grade. For the purposes of the exercise you will be required to meet once outside of the classroom with your partner in preparation for the negotiation and once more with your partner and opposing counsels in preparation of the final settlement agreement.
There is a graded midterm exercise in this course.