Law 317 - Family Law

LaToya  Baldwin Clark

LaToya  Baldwin Clark

Assistant Professor of Law
B.S. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2002
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2014
J.D. Stanford Law School, 2014
UCLA Faculty Since 2018
Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to family law, a body of doctrine and policy the regulates intimate interpersonal relationships. By the end of the semester, students will be able to understand the role and relevant of the Constitution to family law; understand how common law and statutory law regulates family law; synthesize a body of legal rules and principles and apply them to a unique set of facts, and understand the policies that underlie the different rules of family law. The course will pay special attention to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. The majority of the grade will be based on a final exam, adjusted for attendance and discussion participation.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the semester you should be able to:

1.Identify the central rules and principles underlying family law.
2.Understand the role and relevance of the U.S. Constitution to family law.
3.Understand how common law and statutory law regulate family law.
4.Synthesize a body of legal rules and principles and apply them to a unique set of facts.
5.Understand the policies that underlie the different rules of family law.
6.Identify the consequences imposed by different family law rules.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
LaToya  Baldwin Clark 20S 317 LEC 1 MTR 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM 4.0 No No