Family Law & Estate Planning

This cluster of courses investigates the role of the law in family matters and the inheritance of wealth.

JD candidates may earn Recognition of a JD Concentration in Family Law. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits from an approved list of courses maintained by the Family Law Concentration Coordinator, including Family Law (6348), at least two credits of experiential learning, and a supplemental requirement that could be satisfied either by writing an approved paper or successfully completing the Family Law Pro Bono Program.


Foundation Courses

  • Trusts and Estates (6342)
  • Family Law (6348)
  • Family, Child, and State (6349)

Advanced Courses

  • Wealth Transfer Taxation (6306)
  • Trusts, Estates, and Professional Responsibility (6343)
  • Estate Planning and Drafting (6346)
  • Domestic Violence Law (6350)
  • Family Law Seminar (6352)**
  • Elder Law (6353)
  • Gender Discrimination and the Law (6392)
  • Sexuality and the Law (6394)
  • International Family Law (6533)
  • Feminist Legal Theory (6608)
  • Family Justice Litigation Clinic (6624)
  • Domestic Violence Project (6674)

**For 2019–2020, Family Law Seminars may include Juvenile Justice.