Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Family Law Education Reform Project

"Family law and family law practice are constantly evolving in response to changes in families and the society and culture in which we live. This requires regular revisions in teaching, but changes in teaching tend to lag behind those in practice. The family law system has developed in dramatic fashion over the past two decades, while family law teaching has not. The family law system now incorporates a wide variety of dispute resolution procedures and is populated by professionals from multiple disciplines. Indeed, today's family practitioner works in a world where understanding the work of dispute resolution and mental health professionals may be as essential as knowledge of governing statutes and constitutional doctrine. The Family Law Education Reform Project is co-sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and Hofstra Law School.  The goal of the project is to provide family law teachers the ideas, tools and materials they need to bring family  law teaching in line with family law practice, and to help students become effective and reflective family law practitioners." From the Family Law Education Reform Project, Project Description Link to Project Description (last visited 10-26-05 NVS)

The draft report of the Family Law Education Reform Project has been posted for comment. Comments are being solicited until January  15, 2006. Review Draft Report (last visited 10-26-05 NVS)

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