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Sexuality, Gender and the Law Seminar
J.D. Seminar 439 | 2 credit hours
This is essentially an advanced constitutional law course that examines in depth the government’s regulation of sexuality and sexual/gender identity. The semester will begin with reading foundational cases in the three doctrinal areas that will form the core of the field: the right to privacy, freedom of speech, and the right to equal protection under law. The class will then focus on a particular cluster of specific issues, reading and analyzing both case law and scholarship. Each student will write three or four reaction papers on issues presented in the course of the semester.
Recommended: Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and Sexual Orientation and the Law: Selected Topics in Civil Rights.