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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.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  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 ā€˜Cā€™ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility ā€“ Concentration Completion Application

Families, Children, and the Law Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Advanced Family Law Clinic
  • Children and the Law (formerly Juvenile Law)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Clinic
  • Law & Sexuality
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Additional Experiential Opportunities: