20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The aim of the module is to enable students to understand the principles, policy and practice of selected parts of Family Law. The module is structured to encourage students to develop their critical awareness of the law and the social policy which informs it. It covers the law relating to children after marriage or relationship breakdown; the role of agencies and courts in child care and protection; the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on Child Law; the remedies available to victims of domestic violence; nullity and divorce; and financial provision and property adjustment orders on marriage breakdown.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to final year law students.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom testing
WebCT resources are available for this module

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK