Gender & the Law
This survey course examines topics in law relating to gender through a series of different theoretical perspectives, including formal equality, substantive equality, non-subordination theory, different voice theory, and autonomy theory. Both strengths and criticisms of each theory are developed. Topics used to explore the theories include employment, the family, domestic violence, school sports, sexual harassment, pornography, rape, affirmative action, women in legal practice, pregnancy, and sexual identity. Some film is used in class. Evaluation is by an end-of-term exam and three short "reaction papers."
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.