About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Community Property (Spring 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-705
- Class Number: 03385
- Instructor: John Heilman
The course will focus on the principles of California's community property system, contrasting those principles with the treatment of assets in common law jurisdictions. The course will also contrast California's treatment of marital relationships with the treatment of non-marital relationships.
Much of the course will be dedicated to analyzing how California classifies different types of assets which a couple might acquire during the course of a marital relationship. In particular, we will discuss how California classifies personal injury awards, pensions, disability benefits, professional degrees, bonuses, credit acquisitions and jointly-titled assets.
This course may be taken CR/D/F. Participation points may be awarded. There will be a final in-house examination. Students may use computers for the examination.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: W 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 3
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Points may be awarded
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