Feminist Legal Theory

This course will examine feminist jurisprudence or legal theory as a means of understanding and critiquing our legal system and its norms. The course will consider the application of feminist theory to traditional categories of law, including tort, contract, and constitutional law generally, as well as issues that more clearly implicate gender difference, including reproductive freedom, pornography, rape, sexual harassment, and the like. The course will also examine ongoing debates within feminist theory, including the acceptance or rejection of the feminine as a source of alternative ideals and the problem of accounting for diversity among women.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM