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Family Law: Family Law Materials

A guide designed for MU Law students to introduce some of the Law Library resources on family law / Last updated by Annaleigh Hobbs, JD '25

Subject Explanation

After surveying the variety of family arrangements in contemporary America and central issues concerning the practice of domestic relations law, the MU Law course on Family Law covers marriage; dissolution; distribution of marital property; alimony; child custody, visitation and support; post-dissolution disputes over custody and child-rearing; non-marital families and non-marital children; private agreements in family law; and alternative dispute resolution in family law. The course treats the rapid evolution of constitutional and statutory doctrine, the value of collaboration with other professions in client representation, and ethical and policy issues.

CALI tutorials

Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has over 850 lessons in its library that can be used as preparation for class or as review for an exam.  The link below provides access to 27 topics relevant to Family Law. 

Exam Bank

MU Law School has no prior Family Law exams available online. However, there are practice exams available in the reserve room for use.  Please stop by the Reserve Room to determine if any are available.  Below are links to pages that will connect you to exam banks at other law schools.

Findlaw (Harvard University)

Kaplan and Barbri also offer upper level study materials that include videos, outlines, and practice tests.  However, these materials must be purchased.

Please remember that these exams are not written by an MU Law School professor, who may teach Family Law differently.

  Web Links

Wolters Kluwer Study Aids

DISCLAIMER:  Please remember that supplemental materials are meant to enhance, not replace, the assigned classroom material. If you have a question whether a particular supplement may be useful as a classroom or exam prep aid then ask your professor for guidance.  And, as always, you can ask a librarian for assistance.

West Academic Online Study Aids

  Select MU Law Library Print Materials

  Westlaw - password required

  Lexis - password required

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