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Personal and Family Law

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International and Comparative Family Law (INTL9617)

3 credits. Seminar.

Prerequisite: Family Law, Marriage and Divorce

Family law practitioners increasingly advise clients who reside abroad and/or U.S. residents who married, divorced, or had children while living abroad. This seminar explores issues in family law from an international and comparative perspective. It compares and contrasts family law in Canada, Israel, Western Europe, East Asia, and Africa, among others, to the U.S., focusing on international treaties and conventions on marriage, divorce, adoption, domestic violence, child support, and child abduction.

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Cybersecurity and Computer Crimes (PRMD9214)

2 credits. Skills.

Course is graded High Pass, Pass, Low Pass or Fail.

The Cybersecurity and Computer Crimes Skills Course will train students in the practical skills necessary to prosecute and defend cybercrime cases. The skills covered will include technological investigations, working with experts, drafting litigation documents, and preparing for trial. For each skill, students will study technique, role play the skill, and then debrief and critique their performance. The course will be taught by attorneys who are experts in cybersecurity. Students who have taken Cybersecurity Law are encouraged to take this course as well, but it is not a pre-requisite.

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Family Law, Marriage and Divorce (PRFM7001)

4 credits. Lecture.

This comprehensive survey course deals with the laws of marriage, divorce, and their incidents--formation and dissolution; alimony, support and custody; jurisdiction; procedure and enforcement. The course also addresses child welfare laws and adoption.

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Children, Family and the State (PRFM7002)

2 credits. Lecture.

This course examines the relationship between the state, parents, and children, and how the state creates, regulates, and terminates familial relationships. It analyzes the balance between parents' rights to make childrearing decisions and the state's responsibility to protect children. The course also explores the state's treatment of minors in various contexts, including contracts, health care, and education.

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Medical Malpractice (HLTH8508)

2 credits. Lecture.

This course focuses on traditional principles underlying New Jersey medical malpractice law, using a practical and substantive approach to the subjection, focusing on the standard of care, expert-related issues, causation and damages relating or pertaining to medical malpractice actions. The school attendance will be in effect for this course, and class participation is expected.

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Adoption Law (PRFM9002)

2 credits. Lecture.

Recommended: Family Law, Marriage and Divorce or The Family and the State.

This course provides an in-depth examination of adoption law and policy. Private and public adoption systems will be examined with special emphasis on termination of parental rights and the rights of fathers. Emerging issues such as transracial placements, wrongful adoption and open adoption records will be discussed along with the relationship of new reproductive issues to adoption.

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Products Liability (PRFM7005)

2 credits. Lecture.

Prerequisite: Torts I.

This course provides an intensive investigation of this specialized area of tort law with particular emphasis on the problems of proof of liability and other features of trial of a products liability case.

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Domestic Violence Law (PRFM7009)

2 credits. Lecture.

This course will consider the response of the legal system to domestic violence. The focus will be an examination of the intersection of domestic violence with family and criminal law as well as the civil protective order remedy. Topics will also include domestic violence as a human rights violation, remedies for battered immigrants and tort liability for domestic violence.

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