Law 798:  Feminist Legal Theory

The focus of this course is the study of gender-specific laws regarding American women. The course will explore the legal methods and accompanying social theories that have been used to control and define women's legal, social and political status. The course will analyze legal norms that are significant in the areas of work, education, sports, personal autonomy, marriage and family, sex and violence. Additionally, a multiplicity of factors (intersectionality, race, religion, culture, etc.) that have an impact on the lives of women in the legal system will also be examined.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Constitutional Law 

EvaluationTwo short essays (750-1000 words) and a 7-10 page final paper (students will select from several topics assigned by the professor).

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