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Family Law - LAWS502

This unit covers the study of legal regulation of family relations. Although a great number of laws have a bearing on the 'family', this unit focuses on the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) and the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). The unit is divided into five main parts: the concept of family and its historical development; the concept of marriage as a heterosexual union; dissolution of marriage; financial relationships, especially when they breakdown; children and their rights under family law. An interdisciplinary approach to family law will enable students to analyse the interrelationship between the state, law and society.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Francesca Dominello

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including LAWS260Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW402, LAW452
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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