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Course Name Family Law: Themes, Theories, Controversies and Context
Course Code LAW 6121P
Course Credits 6.0
Course Description

Family Law can be defined as the laws governing the formation, regulation and dissolution of familial relationships. Family Law in Canada has a number of constitutional instruments, statutes and common law doctrines that represent conflicting and complex approaches to social policy, gender and identity issues, and economics. This course provides an overview of the theories of family, examining the theories behind which laws regulate families and their dissolution. It begins with an historical overview and a consideration of provincial and federal regulation of families, then discusses the following topics: gender theories and perspectives; impact of reproductive technology on families and family law; impact of religion, culture and multiculturalism on family law; sociological and psychological perspectives on family law; introduction to economic analysis of family law; and introduction to ethical issues in the practice of family law.

Upcoming Offerings

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Specialization Family Law
Status Required
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 9h Substantive; 3h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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