Family Law Practice

If you intend to specialize in family law or plan to enter a general practice, which typically involves a significant family law component, you should take the courses listed below. They will help you develop your understanding of substantive family law, as well as areas of law which intersect with family law. In addition, these courses will help you develop skills critical to effective practice in the area. Most family law practice involves some trial work, as well as appearances before special masters and, increasingly, alternative dispute resolution. In addition, family practice involves frequent client contact, so you should take courses designed to develop your interpersonal skills.

General Courses

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Decedents' Estates & Trusts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Divorce Practice & Procedure
  • Education Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Family Wealth Planning
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Immigration Law
  • Interviewing/Counseling
  • Introduction to Federal Tax
  • Law & Psychology
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy
  • Pennsylvania Civil Procedure
  • Remedies
  • Sexuality and the Law
  • Spanish for Lawyers
  • Trial Advocacy
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy
    • Trial Practice Competition
    • Advanced Trial Advocacy

Practical Writing Courses

  • Civil Pretrial Practice
  • Contract Drafting
  • Litigation Drafting
  • Privacy Law Seminar
  • Retirement Policy Seminar

Clinics and Externships

  • Civil Justice Clinic
  • Education Law Center Externship
  • GS Mediation Externship
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania Externship
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Externship
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office--Family Violence Externship
  • Senior Law Center Externship
  • Support Center for Child Advocates Externship
  • U.S. Department of Education Externship
Family Law Practice