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Spring 2020
5397 Family Law Practice and Drafting - WILHITE- 24632

Professor(s): Randall Wilhite (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Family Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: This course will cover national family law with an emphasis on the law of Texas. Classroom instruction will integrate legal foundations of family law with an emphasis on establishing academic and practical skills. Students will learn to draft essential pleadings, judgments and agreements pertaining to family law, and will also prepare and argue defined legal positions on various family law topics, relating both to marital property and children’s issues. The class will be reasonably similar to the experience of a lawyer advising or representing a client and engaging in other lawyering tasks within a set of facts and circumstances devised by the professor, who will directly supervise all aspects of the classroom experience. Grading will include an assessment of the drafting, in-class legal arguments, contribution to class discussion and a final paper.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=15

Prerequisites: Yes  Family Law

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Paper      

This course will have:
Paper: Yes

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

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/21/2019 11:20:02 AM)

Special Case

Each student registered for the course will be provided, at no charge, all books referenced in the syllabus. These books are being provided to the class as a courtesy of Thompson Reuters and Professor Wilhite. Any student who receives the book, but later drops the class, must return the books to Professor Wilhite.