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Fall 2017
5383 Family Law - OLDHAM- 19192

Professor(s): Thomas Oldham (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Family Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course generally deals with legal issues relating to parents and children. This includes subjects such as parental rights, medical treatment choices for children, standards for what constitutes child abuse, paternity, adoption, child custody, child support, spousal support, divorce, the lawyer’s role in solving family problems, assisted reproduction, alternate dispute resolution, de facto relationships, and marital agreements.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Monday Aug 21-

Text-pp.21-31; 37-42; 46-73
Photocopied materials pp. 1-2

Wednesday Aug. 23

Text-pp. 73-126
Photocopied material pp. 2.1-2.9

Final Exam Schedule: 12/4 9AM - NOON 240 BLB  213 BLB  

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (8/14/2017 6:29:10 PM)

Book(s) Required


Author: KRAUSE

ISBN: 9780314280251

Publication Date: 11/28/2012

Publisher: WEST ACAD

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can help students who are having difficulties managing stress, adjusting to the demands of a professional program, or feeling sad and hopeless. You can reach CAPS ( by calling 713-743-5454 during and after business hours for routine appointments or if you or someone you know is in crisis. No appointment is necessary for the “Let's Talk” program, a drop-in consultation service at convenient locations and hours around campus.