Family Law I

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Course Code: 
LAW 2209
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

Family Law I, deals primarily with the legal principles, processes and institutions applicable to domestic relationships, especially those arising from legally recognized forms of marriage and various forms of unmarried cohabitation.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of Family Law I, the students are expected to have acquired the requisite knowledge and be able:

  1. To give a thorough outline of the fundamental principles governing family relations in Uganda.
  2. To examine the constitutional protection of the family unit as well as institutions involved in the implementation of Family Law in Uganda.
  3. To examine the different forms of marriages recognized in Uganda and the requirements for their validity.
  4. To examine the grounds and process of separation, nullification or dissolution of the different forms of marriage recognized in Uganda.
  5. To understand the rights of spouses and children during the subsistence of a valid marriage and at its separation or dissolution by a court of competent jurisdiction or by death.
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