Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Public Interest Courses

204: Adoption Law Seminar

Credit Hours




This is a seminar course that will give the student an overview and basic understanding of the fundamental legal principles of adoption, as well as the different types of adoption, such as domestic agency, private, international, foster care and relative.  Related issues in reproductive technology will also be discussed including surrogacy, donor gametes (egg and sperm donation) and embryo donation.  The class will feature guest speakers to give the student different perspectives on adoption and reproductive technology.  Students will draft the pleadings for a simple adoption, attend adoption court, and argue the merits of a contested case.