Instructor(s): Brenda Cossman

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7018HS.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This general survey course will canvas the law governing divorce, child support, spousal support, matrimonial property rights, domestic contracts, custody and access. The course begins with law’s role in the creation and dissolution of the family unit, that is marriage and divorce. The course then focuses on the legal regulation of financial and parenting relationships, and the role of law in restructuring these relationships on family breakdown, considering the rights and responsibilities of family members. Students will have an opportunity to carefully examine the governing statutes and the important cases that have established important family law principles.

Evaluation
Will be by a three-hour final open book examination (100%).

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
4
Hours
4

Enrolment

Maximum
80

78 JD
2 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 10:30 - 12:20
Th: 10:30 - 12:20