Gender and Law

Class Information Fall 2018

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 76146
  • Meets: Wed
  • Time: 2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 210
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  • Course Description
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Margaret M. Russell

Associate Professor of Law

Gender and Law

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List B)

Course Description:

Examination of discrimination and privilege based on sex. The course evaluates the legal doctrines, litigation strategies, and theoretical debates that have resulted as women have sought to emerge from the historic status of legal subordination. All women, since women encompass different races, sexual orientations, classes, and cultural backgrounds, must necessarily be part of this discussion. The subject matter includes the constitutional right to equal protection; sex discrimination in employment and public accommodations; equal access to education; sexual violence, including rape, domestic violence, pornography, and sexual harassment; discrimination and privilege in family law; and reproductive freedom. Limited enrollment. (2 units)

Class Notes:

Examination of discrimination and privilege based on gender. The course evaluates the legal doctrines and theoretical debates that have resulted from social movements to end gender subordination.  Subject matter includes the constitutional right to equal protection; sex discrimination in employment and public accommodations; equal access to education; sexual violence, including rape, domestic violence, pornography, and sexual harassment; gender and the legal profession; comparative (global) gender equality. Limited enrollment.