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Fall 2023
5383 Family Law - OLDHAM- 17121

Professor(s): Thomas Oldham (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Family Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 210 

Course Outline: This course generally deals with legal issues relating to parents and children. This includes subjects such as parental rights, medical treatment choices for children, standards for what constitutes child abuse, paternity, adoption, child custody, child support, spousal support, divorce, the lawyer’s role in solving family problems, assisted reproduction, alternate dispute resolution, de facto relationships, and marital agreements.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Synchronous – On Campus Exams)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, it will be conducted in a classroom in face-to-face mode requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom.



First Day Assignments: Materials

Final Exam Schedule: 12/13/20231-4pm  210  220  

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions, 9th Edition (2023), Elrod, Oldham and Abrams, ISBN: 9781636599205

Texas Family Code Plus, 2023 ed., Wilhite, ISBN: 9781668714454

and photocopied materials available on course website

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