The principal mission of the Family Law Society is to explore salient issues in California family law and to generate interest among UCLA Law students in pursuing a family law practice. To achieve this mission, the Family Law Society provides a forum for leading family law lawyers, judges, and scholars to illuminate the most important developments in family law to the UCLA Law community, provide UCLA Law students with a nuanced understanding of family law practice, and lead discussion on ways to improve family law.
Family Law Society also places special emphasis on creating a vital networking hub for employment in family law, connecting UCLA Law students with top family law firms throughout Southern California.
Topics explored by the Family Law Society include, but are not limited to the following:
- Procedural and substantive uniqueness in California family law courts and the California Family Law Code
- Remedies in family law
- Legal movements within family law to reduce the emotional and financial costs of litigation
- LGBT family law issues, especially those affected by Obergefell v. Hodges
- Domestic violence
- Minors and family law
- Community and separate property issues
- The intersections of family law with other areas of the law
- Critiques of family law