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Introduction to family law 406 (6 points)


Leader: Ms Adiva Sifris (Summer)

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This Subject gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts in Family Law. Topics: 1.The Family-history and the concept of 'the family; 2.Practicing Family Law-professional and ethical challenges and courts jurisdiction; 3.Marriage and Divorce-obligations created by marriage; 4.Dividing property under the Family Law Act-principles relating to property division; 5.Property Rights on the Breakdown of a Domestic Relationshiop-statutes relating to the division of property; 6.Childrens Rights and Parental Responsbilities-the Family Law Act relating to parental responsibility; 7.Family Support-spousal support and child maintenance.

Assessment: End of semster examination of 2 hours (plus reading time): 100% OR End of semester examination of 1.5 hours (including reading time): 60% + participation in a placement program with a written research report (1500 words): 40% OR End of semster examination of 1.5 hours (including reading time): 60% + an optional reasearch assignment of 3000 words: 40%

Contact Hours: summer intensive

Prerequisites: Legal Process LAW1100, Criminal Law and Procedure LAW3300

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