Faculty Profiles

Grace Blumberg

Grace Ganz Blumberg

Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita
B.A. University of Colorado, 1960
J.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1971
LL.M. Harvard, 1974
UCLA Faculty Since 1979

LAW 207 - Community Property

This course is a detailed examination of the California community property system, which has long regulated property relations between spouses during marriage and at its termination by divorce or death.  The California community property system also regulates the property relations of California registered domestic partners.  Community property raises many questions about the nature of conjugal relationships and the various forms of gainful human activity.  Community Property is a California bar examination subject, and the course covers issues that are likely to be raised on that examination.  There are no prerequisites.

Because Community Property is a relatively narrow subject involving the interplay of state legislation and case law, the course is structured to enable students to develop their analytic and oral skills.  To allow all students ample opportunity to participate, the "assigned expert" system is used.  Participation as an assigned expert is a course requirement.  Consequently, enrolled students must place themselves on the seating chart no later than the third day of class.