Law 207 - Community Property

Hillary F. Slevin

Hillary F. Slevin

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Hampshire College, 1994
J.D. UCLA School of Law, 2000
Course Description:

This course is a detailed examination of the California community property system, which has long regulated property relations between spouses during marriage and at its termination by divorce or death. Community property raises many questions about the nature of conjugal relationships and the various forms of gainful human activity.  Community Property is a California bar examination subject, and the course covers issues that are likely to be raised on that examination.  There are no prerequisites.

Because Community Property is a relatively narrow subject involving the interplay of state legislation and case law, the course is structured to enable students to develop their analytic and oral skills.  To allow all students ample opportunity to participate, the "assigned expert" system is used.  Participation as an assigned expert is a course requirement.  Consequently, enrolled students must place themselves on the seating chart no later than the third day of class.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn the general framework for dividing marital property at divorce and death.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Hillary Slevin 20F 207 LEC 1 TR 8:45 AM - 10:10 AM 3.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2020 LEC 1
Blumberg, Grace. Community Property in California   7th ed.  
ISBN: 9781454868187. Wolters Kluwer. REQUIRED $278.06