611.46 Readings in Social Justice: Reproductive Justice

This one-credit C/NC readings class will explore the changing landscape of reproductive rights and the implications of those changes in the fight for social justice.  As Audre Lorde said, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Therefore, drawing on the expertise of various members of Duke Law School’s faculty as well as outside guest speakers, the course will examine the struggle for reproductive justice through the lenses of criminal law, international human rights, health justice, free speech, immigration, racial justice, and more.  We will also examine the difference between reproductive health, reproductive rights, privacy and technology, and reproductive justice frameworks within the social change ecosystem, and the increasing emphasis on centering marginalized voices in advocacy efforts.

The class will meet 8 times throughout the semester for 90-minute sessions, and will be offered credit/no-credit.  Open to 2L, 3L and LLM students.  Enrollment cap is 18.  Class will be collaboratively taught by Duke Law faculty.  Reflection papers will be required.

Special Notes:


Fall 2022

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Duke Law clinical faculty
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-611-46-F22
Email list: LAW-611-46-F22@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice