Gender & Law

Class Information Spring 2022

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 42103
  • Meets: Tues & Thurs
  • Time: 4:10 pm - 5:25 pm
  • Location: ONLINE (206)
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  • Course Description

Patricia A. Cain

Professor of Law

Gender & Law

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law

Course Description:

Class Notes:

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. This class is scheduled as a three hour course (i.e., 150 minutes a week) but since it is only for 2 hours of credit, it will meet for only the first 9 weeks of the semester. The final grade will be determined on the basis of class participation (10%), several reflections pieces assigned during the semester (30%) and a final paper that is due on the last day of scheduled classes for the semester (60%).Limited enrollment. (2 units)