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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

 
 
  
Domestic Violence Law

Course Description
Domestic Violence is offered in the fall semester for three credits.  It is a co-requisite for enrollment in the Domestic Violence Clinic but is open to all students.  The course will examine domestic violence in the criminal justice system and in family law, with a special focus on practical legal skills.  Topics include domestic violence as a violation of criminal law, civil rights, international human rights and as a tort, and the role of domestic violence in divorce law and custody.  While examining the issue systemically, students will also learn important practice skills through simulated role plays and demonstrations.  For example, students will examine the use of expert witnesses to prove post traumatic stress disorder, the interaction of lawyers and doctors, the role of a lawyer in counseling a domestic violence client. (3 credits) 
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2014
   
 
   

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Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373
ctimmons@tulane.edu

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710
admissions@law.tulane.edu

 
 
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