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International & US Family Law (LAWS 5705)

Course Info

This is an advanced course addressing practical family law topics. The course will cover fundamental United States family law issues as well as essential issues that touch on international aspects of family law, including a focus on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Students will be required to understand domestic and international statutes, case law and treaties and to apply their skills to simulated domestic and international fact patterns. Students can expect experienced lawyers as guest lecturers and participation of other family law practitioners throughout the course in an effort to provide a well-rounded experience.


Prof. Morgan Helgreen

Prof. Morgan Helgreen is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University and a practicing attorney in a variety of family law matters. She is an alumna of CWRU School of law, where she received the prestigious Robert I. Zashin Family Law Achievement Prize. Best Lawyers® recognized Morgan as “One to Watch” in 2023.


Prof. Andrew Zashin

Prof. Andrew Zashin is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western reserve University and partner at Zashin & Rich Co., LPA.


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