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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.
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.
Family Law Lessons
Members of the MU Law Library community who have not registered for CALI yet, can obtain the requisite CALI Authorization Code by contacting the Reference Desk.
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.
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
Find more books on Family Law
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Missouri Practice Series
The Family Law section of the Missouri Practice Series provides information on subjects covering the Attorney-Client Relationship; the Marriage Contract; Property Issues; Issues Involving Children; Crime and Delinquency; and Family Law Litigation.
Westlaw Topical Highlights on Family Law
Westlaw Topical Highlights provides summaries of important points of law from decisions on family-related topics.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Family Law
Treatise discussing legal aspects of marriage, divorce, adoption, custody, parentage, surrogacy, visitation, assisted reproduction, and other family law topics from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Lexis - password required
Matthew Bender Treatise, Family Law & Practice
Family Law & Practice provides guidance for every stage of a family law proceeding from initial client contact through modification and enforcement.
Mo Bar CLE on Family Law
Deals with the legal problems of all aspects of family law, including child support and custody; antenuptial, post-nuptial, and separation agreements; parenting plans; alternative dispute resolution and collaborative law; dissolutions; tort and criminal liability; property and taxation; parentage and reproduction; and enforcement of judgments and orders.
Current News in Family Law
Missouri Divorce and Family Law Blog
This blog has updates regarding recent changes in Missouri's family law. It is published by a Missouri law firm specializing in family law.
The ABA journal has a list of links to articles regarding recent developments in family law. The articles cover events from all states.