Family Law

Section 4: Issues and Careers

Do you think that same-sex couples should be allowed to legally marry and enjoy all the protection the law offers husbands and wives?

Do you think that a woman unable to carry a developing fetus in her body should have the right to legally contract with another woman to bear her child?

Do you believe that people should be allowed to write a "living will" stipulating that if they ever end up tied to a life support system, they should be allowed to die naturally?

Issues like these constantly challenge the legal system, and they will be the main focus of this section. When you have completed the section, you should be able to describe several such challenging issues, and you will have researched one in particular. You should also be able to identify a number of career possibilities in the area of family law.