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LAW 1035: Custody Law
Spring 2018 • Section 21 • CRN 25340

Course Description

This seminar covers the entire field of custody, including the following: History of custody in America; Constitutional implications; Definitions and general principles including joint custody; Psychological issues from the parent's point of view, from the children's point of view and from the lawyer's point of view; Child custody evaluations; Best interest standard and the factors affecting that standard; Paternity related presumptions and rights of third parties, including the state, grandparents, stepparents and relevance of in loco parentis and different burdens of proof; abuse; Interstate and International Child Custody Disputes; Relocation; Termination of parental rights; Dependency; Adoption; Methods of resolving custody disputes, including negotiation, mediation and litigation; Post-decision proceedings including modification of orders and appeal and contempt; and Special topics including surrogacy, biological or psychological parents and biotechnology issues.


Day/Time Location
M 5:30-7:20 PM Klein 7B

Course Details

  • Theresa Glennon
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial

Registration Info

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0445 (Custody Law)

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