This course simulates the real-life practice of family law. The course has two primary goals. First, you will learn the principles of drafting transactional, non-litigation documents, such as settlement proposal letters, custody agreements, and agreement addenda. You will also draft litigation pleadings, discovery documents and learn trial advocacy. The course emphasizes role play, hands-on exercises and individualized critique of student work. This course is extremely practical for aspiring litigators in any discipline. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, custody, child support, grounds of divorce, spousal support, and property distribution. Having previously taken family law is beneficial, but not required.