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Work of the Family Lawyer 4E

Front Cover - Work of the Family Lawyer 4E

Fourth Edition


Robert E. Oliphant 
Mitchell Hamline College of Law

Nancy Ver Steegh 
Mitchell Hamline College of Law 

2016. 992 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7004-3.

About the Book

More concise and practice-focused than traditional casebooks, Work of the Family Lawyer, 4E integrates the study of fundamental family law principles with analysis of the policy challenges and practical problems faced by today’s family lawyers. The “Reflective Questions,” which follow narrative sections of the book, help to stimulate analysis and spark classroom discussion, and the flexible design makes the book an effective learning tool for traditional classrooms, simulated courses, and in clinical settings.

Work of the Family Lawyer provides a focused approach that includes:
• Stand-alone chapters that can be taught in any order to support a wide range of teaching approaches
• Student learning objectives for each chapter
• Numbered sections within chapters that unfold in a logical progression
• Heavily edited cases that focus student attention on important principles and reasoning
• Discussion questions following each case that reinforce learning
• Chapter problems requiring students to apply key concepts

New to the Fourth Edition:
• Updated cases and coverage
• “Reflective Questions” follow narrative sections of the book to stimulate analysis and spark classroom discussion.
• Reduced number of chapters with deleted material merged into existing chapters.

This family law casebook is the perfect teaching tool – adapting to your students’ needs and to your preferences as you create your syllabus.

Preface / Sample Chapters