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Fall 2017
7321 WRC: Domestic Violence Law - HEPPARD/MCMANUS- 25919

Professor(s): Janet Heppard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 
Family Law

Time: 5:30p-7:00p  MW  Location: 113  BLB

Course Outline: Students will work individually and in small groups as they learn about the State laws, Federal Laws, and case law related to issues surrounding Domestic Violence. The topics may include domestic violence in the family code, criminal laws dealing with family violence, employment laws relating to family violence, and immigration and domestic violence. Writing assignments may include short articles, letters (e.g., demand, opposing counsel, client, court), pleadings, motions, and one longer paper on a chosen topic related to domestic violence. Each student will complete three to five practical writing assignments, with total production of at least twenty-one pages, based on an average of 250-300 words per double-spaced page.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 14
Course Materials: TBA
Students may bring their laptops to class as there will be times when they will be using them for class exercises.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/13/2017 8:16:50 AM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Class reading materials can be found on Blackboard; please let us know if you have any problems