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J.D. Course 1117 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
Feminist legal theory and feminist legal methodology have made significant contributions to the way we think about fundamental legal questions. This class will examine central issues in jurisprudence from a feminist perspective. It will explore feminist approaches to legal interpretation, reasonableness in criminal law and in tort law, theories of rights, the public/private distinction, and the role of law in regulating the body. We will review the major schools in feminist legal thought, from liberal feminism to multicultural feminism, and apply these theories to concrete legal dilemmas.
This course will meet the first four weeks in Fall 2012 on the following dates: 9/5, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 9/19, 9/24, and 9/26.