Spring 2010 - Feminist Theory in Law
Wiseman, Zipporah B
Course ID: 397S Unique # 29155 Credit Hours: 3
3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
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.
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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.