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Feminist Legal Theory Seminar
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Type

SEM

Credits

2 cr.

Senior Writing

Yes

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

This seminar is intended to give students a critical and thought-provoking introduction to important issues and the theorists who have advanced them in the field of feminist legal theory. The seminar seeks to encourage a wide-ranging and diverse conversation about gender and the law, specifically about utilizing feminist theory as a means of understanding and critiquing our legal system and its norms. We will discuss specific applications of theory to law and social policy, including topics related to work and wealth distribution, intimate and familial relationships, power and violence, identity performance (including masculinities), constraints on agency, and the regulation of sexuality. Internal debates and points of tension within feminist analysis will be addressed, including critical race feminism, intersectionality analysis and governance feminism. Students will be expected to engage in and develop their own theoretical analyses, in writing for the final paper and during class discussion.
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Fall 2013: Feminist Legal Theory Seminar

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Senior Writing?

Yes

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

(see course description, above)

Documents and Readings:

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  • Caring fo Justice pages 1-38
    Location: Reserve Vertical File
    Author(s): Robin West
    Barcode: 31951D01355657Q
    ISBN 10: 081479291X
  • Feminism Unmodified : Discourses on Life and Law
    Location: Reserve Stacks
    Author(s): MacKinnon
    Call Number: KF478 .M25 1987
    Barcode: 31951D005553089
  • The Alchemy of Race and Rights
    Location: Reserve Vertical File
    Author(s): Williams, Patricia J.
    Call Number: KF4757 .W53 1991
    Barcode: 31951D00603311H
  • In a different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
    Location: Reserve Stacks
    Author(s): Gilligan, Carol
    Call Number: HQ1206 .G58 1982
    Barcode: 31951D01506382E
  • The Neutered Mother: The Sexual Family, and other Twentieth Century Tragedies
    Location: Reserve Stacks
    Author(s): Fineman, Martha
    Call Number: K670 .F56 1995
    Barcode: 31951D02420044F
  • Caring for Justice
    Location: Reserve Stacks
    Author(s): West, Robin
    Call Number: K370 .W47 1997
    Barcode: 31951D01355657Q