As the forces of globalization progress, all practicing family lawyers need to become international lawyers. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the growing web of international law sources that they are likely to encounter in the practice of family law. Topics covered will include recognition of foreign marriages and divorces, mail-order marriages, international child-custody disputes and abductions, international child-support enforcement, and international adoptions. Focus will be placed upon problems from actual practice in addition to theoretical understanding.
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