Margaret Ryznar, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Principal Investigator: Margaret Ryznar, Associate Professor, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Project Title: New Hybrid, and Eventually Online, Course: Family Law (3 credits)

Funding Level: $5,000

Abstract: The aim of this project is to develop a 3-credit hybrid, and eventually, online Family Law course to be offered by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The hybrid version of the course would start to be offered in the 2015-2016 academic year, with the online version offered in later years.

This course addresses state, federal, and constitutional regulation of family relationships, premarital agreements, and domestic partnerships, marriage, and divorce. It explores common dissolution issues such as property division, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and modification and enforcement orders. Other topics may include domestic violence, non-marital family rights, incest, polygamy, family law courts, and jurisdiction.