This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the teaching of an eclectic range of family law topics and the unique opportunities and challenges of teaching family law in different jurisdictions from a varied international perspective.
Written by leading legal scholars, the book addresses a gap in the scholarship to comprehensively and systematically analyse the teaching of family law. The first part of the book explores ways of teaching the varied range of topics under the heading of family law and captures the diverse approaches to the discipline. Chapters illustrate how the subject can be best taught in an interdisciplinary way that considers feminist perspectives and the philosophy of teaching, while encompassing legal positivism, empirical research and critical legal theory. The second part of the book examines teaching in different jurisdictions and illustrates policy and practice in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and South Africa.
Showcasing examples of best practice of teaching family law, the book will be an essential reading for legal scholars, as well as researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of family law and legal education.