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Feminist Legal Theory Seminar

Course Catalog Number:
5707
Course Credits:
3
Course Type:
Seminar
Course Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Graduation Requirements:
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

This seminar introduces and explores feminist legal theory as a method of understanding and using the law. The course integrates theory and doctrine and explores how gender both affects and is affected by the development of the law. Areas of the law studied will include employment, education, domestic violence, family law, torts and criminal law.  Students will write a major research paper using feminist legal theory to explain, critique or defend a legal doctrine and/or solve a legal problem.  At the end of the semester, each student will give an oral presentation, in “workshop” format, based on their paper.