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Family Law

Full-time Faculty
Leah Hill Robin A. Lenhardt Beth Schwartz

Family Law examines the regulation of family relationships by the state, including marriage, non-traditional intimate partnerships, divorce or dissolution, including property division, as well as prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements. Courses, seminars and clinics in the area of Family Law also explore issues involving parents, children and the State, including paternity proceedings, assisted conception and the new reproductive technologies, child support, child custody and visitation, child abuse and neglect, and adoption.

Several courses are also offered in conjunction with the Fordham School of Social Service. These courses are open to both social service and law students and explore the role of each when abuse or neglect is present, and are based on the premise that increased interdisciplinary understanding will lead to more effective interventions for both victims and perpetrators. Students in the Law School may also participate in the Family Advocacy Clinic which allows for the direct representation of individuals, often in the areas of child abuse, foster care and special education.

Upper Level Survey & Introductory Classes

Upper Level Courses in Specialized Topics

Joint Courses with the School of Social Service

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