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GW Law Library
Research Guides

Family Law


Family law encompasses a variety of subjects including marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, and property division.  Most issues concerning family law are matters of state law.  Treatises and other secondary sources on family law are good starting points for research, but it's also prudent to consult state specific resources.

Family Law Casebooks

Study Aids

The GW Law Library now provides access to the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library, which includes the Examples & Explanations series and CrunchTime study guides. When prompted to login, use your GW Law email address and password. 

The following study aids may be borrowed from the Reserve Collection at the Law Library's Circulation Desk for up to 2 hours. Older editions are found in the Law Library stacks:

Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI lessons are interactive tutorials written by law professors at CALI member schools. They can be used for studying specific topics.

Ask a Reference Librarian for the GW Law CALI code.

Acronyms & Abbreviations

Bluebook Rules

  • R10: Cases
  • R15: Books, Reports, and Other Nonperiodic Materials
  • T1.3: States and the District of Columbia