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US-Family Law


The Project

Alongside criminal law, family law is the most culturally-bound area of legal practice, reflecting the anthropological, psychological and social features of the culture’s values, as protected by law. German students will have the opportunity to witness the legal and factual arguments for the custody of children, divorce and protection from abuse proceedings, all with the expert guidance of a US family law professor and practitioner. This will also be a particularly useful exercise in introducing German students to some of the relevant issues that affect poorer, marginalized and historically disadvantaged communities in the United States.