Family Law

In this course we will explore the law surrounding some of the most consequential life events which most people will experience – marriage, divorce and the custody and care of children. On day 1, we will look at relationships between adults – who is able to marry, or form a legal household, and what are the legal consequences of either arrangement? What happens when one or both parties wants to end a relationship? As well as looking at the current state of the law, we will also explore and debate proposals for reform.

On day 2 we will focus on the law relating to children, and to parenthood – who counts as a parent, what rights does that status give, and what responsibilities? When do the courts have the right to intervene in family life in order to protect the interests of a child? 

All of our online courses will consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. This will be a fully live and interactive event, with summary notes and a certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course.

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for university, and should give participants a real taste of law as an undergraduate subject, enabling students to make a more informed choice about law as a future study or career option.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down past the reviews.

‘The course allows you to gain a better understanding of the basic principles of various branches of law and allows you the freedom of asking questions about the career to ensure its for you. I would definitely recommend it’

‘An exciting course where you will a lot of new content and also engage your critical thinking skills when asked philosophical questions about the subjects. Debating with fellow classmates is also very fun.’

‘This course is very good for someone contemplating law at university. The learning is interesting, the activities are immersive and the teachers are friendly and helpful.’

‘The course was approachable, interesting and thought provoking. I particularly enjoyed the discussions in each section, the topics were also very relevant.’

‘I really enjoyed it. Short explanations of key concepts and relevant statutes and cases then constant room for questions and conversation as well as time for group work and practical work.’

‘The course was approachable, interesting and thought provoking. I particularly enjoyed the discussions in each section, the topics were also very relevant.’

‘I really enjoyed it. Short explanations of key concepts and relevant statutes and cases then constant room for questions and conversation as well as time for group work and practical work.’

Practical Details

The Family Law course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a two-day course, running on 14th – 15th November.  Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the two-day Family Law course is £180 per student. As class sizes are small, places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com