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Spring 2010 - Feminist Theory in Law

Wiseman, Zipporah B

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 397S  Unique # 29155

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
T3:30 - 5:20 pmTNH 3.114
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
This course considers different perspectives from feminist legal theory for rethinking the part law plays in maintaining a gendered society.  These overlapping perspectives include formal equality, substantive equality, dominance theory, women's different voice, autonomy & non-essentialism.  We use a cross section of cases and readings drawn from fiction, legal and social science scholarship to examine and critique these perspectives.  These materials come from areas such as the law and culture of employment, family, welfare, education, and constitutional and criminal law.  They encompass issues such as wage discrimination and affirmative action, group v.  individual treatment, sexual orientation as a criterion for marriage, parenting and employment, sexual harassment in education employment and the family and its relationship to race, pornography, prostitution and abortion.

STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE FIRST SESSION OF THIS SEMINAR.  IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE SEMINAR, YOUR PLACE WILL BE GIVEN TO A STUDENT ON THE WAIT LIST.

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