LAW209 Syllabus.pdf - LAW209 u2013 Family Law Practice...

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LAW209 – Family Law & Practice Course Syllabus Modality: Online | Day | Blended Course Description: Students become familiar with many key topics in family law including premarital, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, marriage, annulment, divorce, spousal support, property division, and child custody. The course also explores the importance of ethics in a family law practice. Further, students are introduced to issues relating to domestic violence, child abuse, neglect, frozen embryos, and surrogacy. Prerequisite: LAW201 Course Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: a) Develop a working knowledge of family law concepts including premarital agreements, marriage, annulment, legal separation, the divorce process, alimony, property division, child custody and child support. b) Demonstrate a working knowledge of family law statutes and landmark cases. c) Identify potential bias in the field of family law. d) Recognize the importance of maintaining ethics and integrity in family law. e) Develop an awareness of domestic violence against women, men, and children, and explain available remedies including restraining orders and removal of children from the home. f) Recognize issues relating to frozen embryos and surrogacy.

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