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Course Name International Family Law Issues
Course Code LAW 6126P
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-requisite for students outside of the Family Law specialization: 6121 or permission of the program
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a detailed examination of the main areas of Family Law in a cross-border context. The course begins with the study of the traditional common law conflict of law principles that govern jurisdiction, recognition of foreign family law orders, and international enforcement of family law orders. Consideration will then be given to the modification of the common law regime by treaty and legislation, including the various Hague Conventions that apply to family law issues. A major topic of study will be the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights treaties, and their impact on domestic legal issues, especially in Canada. The interprovincial and international dimensions of the six main areas of family law are also covered in this course – marriage, divorce, matrimonial property, adoption, custody, and support.

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Family Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive 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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