It is important to know what kind of law you want to practice. The areas of law are endless, there are numerous claims to be brought and an infinite source of clientele. And unfortunately, you only get three years in law school to figure out what you might be good at and will actually like to practice! You also have to meet certain requirements to graduate and there are classes law students take to help prepare you for the bar exam. So what is law student supposed to do?
Most law schools require you to take certain “basic” courses in your 1L year but allow you to choose your schedule in your 2L and 3L years. Thus, you can choose electives that interest you, find out what kind of law suits your fancy, and get your feet wet in specific types of law. One of these upperclassmen classes is domestic relations or family law. I took this course in my last semester of law school and learned a lot in the class. My course focused mainly on Michigan law, however we did discuss majority law as well. Here is a quick overview of this course so you have a general understanding of family law before you take it.