Readings

(U)=Upper portion of Page
(M)=Middle Portion of Page
(L)=Lower portion of Page

  1. Privacy 2U-17U
  2. Liberation of Privacy 60L-75M
    High School Scandal (NPR, NYT)
    Mysterious Age of Consent, NY Times
  3. Blackletter law (in class): Gifts and Prenups
    Getting Married 133U-149L
    Loving v. Virginia, CBS
  4. Marriage Equality 151-167U
  5. Impediments to Marriage
    Incest 177L-181L
    Bigamy 181L-192U
  6. Age 192L-198U
    Annulment 198U-201L
    Common Law Marriage 210L-215L (+Blackletter)
    Problem #1 and #3, page 216
  7. Blackletter: Spousal Property Rights, Support Obligations During Marriage
    Marital duties 229-240
    Names 239-244
  8. Marriage and Employment 248-257
    Parental Leave 258-267
    FMLA 275L-278U
  9. Intimate Partner Violence 309-314M
    Teen Dating Violence 314M-320U
    Other Factors 320-324U
  10. Self-Defense 326-332U
    Police 332-342M
  11. Threats and Stalking 352-59
  12. NYTimes We’re Allowed
    NYTimes Real Threat
    VAWA 359-62
    The Atlantic, Why would anyone oppose VAWA
    Children’s exposure 362-367L
  13. What is a Family? 371-386L
  14. Cohabitant Rights 386L-389L, 392-405 
    Stronger Families, NY Times
  15. Unmarried Couples: Health 419-425
    Housing 426L-434
  16. Intro to Divorce 477-480
    Fault based divorce 484-497
  17. Review of Fault based divorce
    Blackletter law: defenses
    Fault-based Defenses 497-504L
    No-Fault Divorce 504-509 (Blacketter 508-9)
  18. Blackletter law: no fault divorce
    No Fault Divorce 510-17
    Reform 520-524
    Can the Govt Prevent Divorce? (The Atlantic)
  19. Access 524L- 532L, 559-63M
  20. BLL: Equitable Distribution
    Allocation 573-581
  21. BLL: Spousal Support
    Support 582-593, UMDA 586
    Problem 593, 601
    Changing Circumstances 602-605
  22. Spousal Support, cont’d: case study 593-601
    Future Success 617-624
    Problem #1 p.624
    In class celebrity divorce example
  23. BLL: Child Support
    Spousal futures: 617-619 (skim)
    Child Support 632-636 L 639-643
    Modification 644-652
  24. Blackletter Law: UiFSA
    Enforcement: 653-57, 664-66 (read the post case notes if you like)
    Multistate enforcement 667-672
  25. Blackletter Law: Child Custody
    Child Custody: 690-705U 
    Circumcision problem
  26. Child Custody cont’d 705-721U
  27. Custody & DV, cont’d 716-718
    BLL: Visitation
    Visitation 732-737, 743-755
  28. BLL: UCCJEA
    BLL: Paternity
    Fathers 454-468, 879-881
    A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption (
    The Atlantic)