Family Law Course Planning

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Fundamentals

For this pathway, from the Fundamentals List, be sure to take:

Pathway Knowledge Foundations

Plan to take all of these:

Specialized Courses

Take some of these courses, according to your interest: (Many not offered every year)

Specific Family Relationships

Families and Social Justice

Perspectives

Professional Skills

Skills Fundamentals

Don’t overlook the skills fundamentals recommended for all lawyers:

Pathways Skills

Advocacy

Law Office Management

Real Life Lawyering

Clinics

Enroll in a clinic to explore legal practice and deepen your knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of Family Law:

Externships

Extern with an approved non-profit in the Pacific Northwest or the U.S such as:

  • Family Law CASA
  • Center for Children and Youth Justice-Lawyers Fostering Independence
  • Defender Association, The-Dependency Unit
  • LegalVoice

Or develop a new placement with the Externship Director.

Last updated 6/18/2014