Child, Family & Elder Law - California Western
Child, Family & Elder Law
Area of Concentration


Families need the help of lawyers, whether for issues surrounding the dissolution of a marriage, allegations of violence, child welfare concerns, or the myriad of issues that arise with each advance in technology and each shift in social values and culture. In addition, our increasingly older population requires assistance in planning and protecting their estates, and ensuring that they receive the benefits they have worked hard to acquire.


California Western's academic program in these area of law ranges from basic survey courses to specialized seminars and practicums. These courses include:

  • Aging, Law & Public Policy
  • Child Welfare
  • Children and the Law
  • Community Property
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health Law
  • Problem Solving & Preventive Law
  • Women and the Law


Further information is also available by contacting the Admissions Office, or you may download the student proposal form.


Questions about the concentration may be directed to the director of the Child, Family & Elder Law Concentration, Professor Janet Weinstein,