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Fall 2008 - Comparative Family Law

Markovits, Inga

Course ID: 397S  Unique # 29350  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm JON 5.204
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
In this seminar, we will investigate how apparently universal trends in modern family relationships (the demand for easy access to divorce, non-married cohabitation, the rise in extramarital births, the growing recognition of same-sex relationships, single-parent families etc.) are handled by a variety of legal systems; what other countries' legal responses to these issues tell us about their respective legal cultures; and what American law can learn from foreign experiences.  A student's previous exposure to some family law course will be helpful but is no pre-requisite.

Readings:  Lawrence Friedman, Private Lives:  Families, Individuals and the Law, and xeroxed materials.

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