Fri Oct 31 2014   
FAMILY AND JUVENILE LAW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
 

Specialization in Family Law

MLS StudentsThe MLS with a Specialization in Family Law is designed to prepare professionals or aspiring professionals for careers in which knowledge of family and juvenile law is essential, such as family and divorce mediation, social work, psychology, and other professions dealing with families and/or children. The program provides thorough training in family and juvenile law, and also interdisciplinary familiarity with related fields of study, including psychology, human development, family systems, gender dynamics, special education, child abuse and neglect, business transactions, and finance. It also provides training in non-litigative methods of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and settlement.

 

A. Required Core Courses (20 units)

B. Elective Course Requirements (6-7 units)

1. Complete at least 3 units in substantive courses relevant to family and juvenile law from the following courses, any additional course that may be listed on the D2L site for the program, or any additional course that is approved in advance by the program director.

 

2. Complete at least 3 units in courses relevant to the practice of family and juvenile law, including the following courses, any additional course that may be listed on the D2L site for the program, or any additional course that is approved in advance by the program director.

 

C. Additional Electives (3-4 units)

Satisfactorily complete a minimum of three (3) units of graduate-level study from outside the College of Law in coursework that is relevant to the practice of family or juvenile law. If a student wishes to take a graduate-level course that is not listed below, he or she should obtain prior approval from the Program Director.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC)

Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD)

Psychology

Sociology

 

 

 

Updated: 10/03/2014