Family Law

The Family Law Course of Study is designed for students interested in learning about the legal regulation of family/domestic relationships.

The foundational courses introduce students to the basic regulation of families: constitutional law governing the family, family privacy, marriage and non-marital relationships, having and raising children (including parent-child relationships formed through adoption, reproductive technology, and de facto parenthood), divorce and dissolution, marital property (including California’s community property law), and child custody and support.

Students can use this foundation to further specialize in any of the following areas:  Family Law, Marital Property, Child Law, Elder Law, LGBT Law, Special Education and Disability Law. 

Foundational Courses

  • Family Law
  • Marital Property

Other Related Courses

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Children and the Law
  • Comparative Community Property
  • Disability Rights Law
  • Elder Law
  • Gender and Law
  • Intro to Mediation
  • Law and Sexuality
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Mental Disability Law
  • Family Law Practicum
  • Probate Law
  • Special Education Law
  • Tax
  • Trusts and Wills

Experiential Opportunities

  • Family Court Judicial Externships
  • Family Law Non-Profit Externships: Harriet Buhai Family Law Center, Levitt & Quinn, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, In Pro Per Clinics
  • Family Law For-Profit Placements
  • Child Law Externships (Dependency Ct): County Counsel, Children’s Law Center, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Public Counsel
  • Elder Law: Bet Tzedek, Senior Citizens Law Center, National Health Law Program
  • LGBT Law: Lambda Legal, LA Gay and Lesbian Center
  • Special Education/Disability Rights: Disability Rights Legal Center, Disability Rights California, Learning Rights Project