Serving families in need
Best interest of the child. Equitable division of the assets. These two phrases sum up almost all of family law, but the well-versed attorney knows that there is much more to it than that. The practice of family law varies widely—from dealing with multimillion dollar divorce, to international adoption, or child welfare. A balance of knowledge and compassion is essential in these areas, and Mitchell Hamline has a history of training attorneys for successful careers in every aspect of family law.
Most law students will take a general overview or survey course in family law to prepare for the bar exam.
Upper-level family law courses
- Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Law
- Child Abuse and the Law
- Domestic Violence Law and Policy
- Family Mediation
- Juvenile Justice
Course offerings and availability are subject to change.
Students interested in family law may also consider participating in the Family Law Residency Seminar or be part of Mitchell Hamline’s Family Law and Child Advocacy Organization. Those with a particular interest in promoting legal-system reform on behalf of children and families may want to work with the Institute to Transform Child Protection. Whether your goal is to assist others in creating or dissolving personal relationships through legal means or to address issues that arise among family members, Mitchell Hamline has the curriculum to train you for a successful career in family law.