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History of Women in the Law Seminar
J.D. Seminar 608 | 3 credit hours
This course will be a close, analytic study of a number of issues in women’s history and the law. Its primary aim is to introduce students to important developments in the law as it pertains to women and women’s status in both England and America. This class lies at the intersections of law, feminism, and history and will focus on aspects of coverture, regulation of sexuality and reproductive rights, protective labor legislation, citizenship, insanity, criminality, and suffrage. Students will write research papers that engage the theories and methodologies of writing legal history.
This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.