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Family law is the body of law dealing with marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody and support, and other domestic-relations issues.  This research guide is designed to point students to primary legal materials, secondary sources and other tools that they will find helpful when conducting legal research in this area of the law.  Please click the tabs at the top to open each individual section.


Case Books & Study Aids

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Black Letter on Family Law - Harry D. Krause
ISBN: 0314097090
Publication Date: 1996-07-01

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Family Law - Judith C. Areen; Marc Spindelman
Call Number: KF504 .C37 2012
ISBN: 1609300548
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
The Sixth Edition continues a long tradition of innovation the casebook is widely known and prized for. Preserving the best of earlier editions, the casebook delivers an up-to-date overview of U.S. Family Law that weaves together black-letter rules, policy, narrative, history, transnational sources, and theory, into an accessible and teachable whole. The book is written with an eye toward helping teachers prepare their students to appreciate and engage Family Law's incredibly dynamic present, and to begin imagining how to actively shape its important, vibrant future. The Sixth Edition of Family Law is more than an update of prior editions it reconceptualizes the field of family law for the 21st century. Through judicious use of new historical and social science material, this edition illuminates current controversial issues in family law, and for the first time places American family law in an international context.

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Family Law : Cases, Text, Problems - Ira Mark Ellman
Call Number: KF504 .E55 2010
ISBN: 1422476634
Publication Date: 2010
Family law is an interdisciplinary area, and the materials in this work reflect the numerous disciplines influencing this field of law. This book is policy-oriented, with non-legal social science featured in the extensive note materials to provide a rich and varied learning experience and a practice resource tool. Notes do more than call attention to difficult questions of legal doctrine and policy; they illuminate them. The authors use a problem approach throughout, in addition to comprehensive case law sources. Problems provide an ideal mechanism for students to acquire the ability to apply legal rules to concrete fact patterns. The Fifth Edition features: More concise treatment of property and alimony; Expanded coverage of same-sex couples, including Lawrence v. Texas and several recent state court decisions; Substantially updated treatment of premarital agreements, featuring both the latest decisions construing the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, including the California Supreme Court's decision in the Barry Bonds case, and coverage of the alternative approach favored by the American Law Institute.

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Family Law in a Nutshell - Harry D. Krause & David D. Meyer
Call Number: KF505.Z9 K7 2007
ISBN: 9780314183675
Publication Date: 2007
Family law draws from constitutional law as well as from criminal law, conflict laws, and the laws of contracts, torts, property, inheritance, and even taxation. This comprehensive review inspects the creation of marriage relationships, spousal rights and obligations, parent and child relationships, marriage termination, and the economic consequences of divorce.

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Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions - Harry D. Krause, Linda D. Elrod, Marsha Garrison & J. Thomas Oldham
Call Number: KF504 .F35 2007
ISBN: 9780314168849
Publication Date: 2007
The 6th edition of this popular and manageably sized casebook retains the structure of the 5th edition and its emphasis on practical skills and contextual analysis. New cases, statutes, and notes reflect judicial and legislative developments across the country. The new edition includes materials on the 2005 amendments to the bankruptcy code and two new uniform laws. It also integrates the Supreme Court's recent privacy cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, with traditional family-privacy materials. Updated notes and additional problems test a wide range of skills and introduce students to practical aspects of family law.

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Family Law: Emanuel Law Outlines - D. Kelly Weisberg
Call Number: Reserve - Shelved Separately
ISBN: 9780735546301
Publication Date: 2004
The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students. Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks.

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Family Law: Examples & Explanations Series - Robert E. Oliphant
Call Number: KF505.Z9 O43 2010
ISBN: 9780735588288
Publication Date: 2010
A favorite among law students and professors alike, the Examples & Explanations series is ideal for studying, reviewing and testing your understanding through application of hypothetical examples. Authored by leading professors with extensive classroom experience, Examples & Explanations titles offer hypothetical questions in the subject area, complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topic, and compare your own analysis.

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Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials - D. Kelly Weisberg and Susan Frelich Appleton
Call Number: KF504 .W45 2002
ISBN: 0735524009
Publication Date: 2002

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