Gender and Law

Catalog No.: 434

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. (3 units)


Gender & Law Spring 2022