Family Violence Course Description - LAW8662 Credits
Family Violence is a seminar course that examines the nature of family and dating violence. The course will examine the dynamics of abusive relationships, how the law works to protect victims of family violence and their children, the intersections of family law (divorce, custody, visitation, and relocation) and family violence and the punishment and “treatment” of batterers. The course will also examine the intersections between family violence and race, culture, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. Students will learn about civil orders of protection, the criminal prosecution of domestic violence, stalking statutes, the Violence Against Women Act, relevant tort actions, and immigration and asylum law. This course may, with prior approval of the professor, satisfy the Advanced Writing requirement. (No prerequisite.)
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