LAW 2841 - International Family Law
International Family Law is an essential part of any family law curriculum, both as a practical necessity and as a means to provide American law students with a broader perspective on increasingly complicated and intractable family law issues. Students should be prepared for the globalized practice of family law, including problems they may encounter relating to international adoption, divorce, custody and domestic violence. Among the areas that the course addresses are the regulation of marriage, including procedural requirements for entry into marriage in several foreign jurisdictions; dissolution of marriage and various approaches to divorce reform around the world; the emerging rights and duties of nontraditional partners, including alternatives to marriage, constitutional rights of same-gender couples and cohabitants, and sexual orientation discrimination under international law; recognition of foreign marriages and divorces; violence between family members; and child abduction, jurisdiction, and enforcement in international custody disputes. In connection with these and perhaps other topics, the course examines relevant international conventions, statutes, and regulatory materials.
Credits: 2 or 3
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