Advanced Family Law

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Course Description

The course will serve as a deeper dive into discrete family law topics and will enable students to develop a deeper understanding of the issues in this area of law. This course is a perspective course. Topics to be covered will include, among others, recent changes and development of family law and procedure in Manitoba and Canada, family dispute resolution systems including alternative dispute resolution, child protection law and practice, domestic violence, issues relating to children in high conflict separation, examination of family diversity and relationships from Indigenous and other perspectives, and developing cultural competency and trauma informed family law practices.

Prerequisite: Family Law

Teaching Method

Coming soon


25 to 30 page term paper, due on the last class, worth 75% of the course grade
In class presentation, worth 15% of the course grade
In class participation, worth 10% of the course grade

Course Materials

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Maria Mitousis and Robynne Kazina