About This Class
This course will examine the roles of law and of private ordering in family law contexts. Topics which may be included are marriage and divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, tax consequences of divorce, and family violence. The course will also look at various means of dispute resolution in the domestic relations area, including negotiation, mediation, and litigation. The course will include simulations and other exercises designed to develop practical skills and to consider substantive law through skill exercises. Due to COVID-19 and VLS response, this class will be offered in a virtual format which will include assigned virtual meeting times. Internet access is a requirement for this class for summer 2020.