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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law

Brian Bix


A book about family law is necessarily a book both about family life and the role law can and should take in regulating family life. Individually and together, these are vast topics. American family law is ever-changing and affects every facet of people's lives. This book provides a critical introduction to the enduring topics in the field, including not only an overview of the basic rules, but also the history and principles underlying them. The book gives the necessary legal background for understanding current media coverage and political debates in family law. It explores the general princ ... More

Keywords: American family law, family life, same-sex marriage, divorce, surrogacy, open adoption, domestic violence, custody battles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199989591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Bix, author
Frederick W. Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Minnesota