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Families, Children, and the Law

Penn State Law provides a robust curriculum in family law and offers students the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge to use representing real clients in the Family Law Clinic.

Students may earn Concentration recognition in Families, Children, and the Law using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

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Families, Children, and the Law Faculty


  • Bioethics and Law
  • Children and the Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Law (formerly Intro to Health Law)
  • Human Rights, Intersectionality, and the Law
  • Introduction to Private Wealth
  • Law & (In)Equity
  • Law & Sexuality
  • Public Health Law
  • Street Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates


  • Advanced Center for Immigrants' Rights
  • Advanced Family Law Clinic
  • Center for Immigrants' Rights
  • Family Law
  • Manglona Lab for Gender and Economic Equity

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.