University of Pittsburgh

Feminist Legal Theory Seminar

Abbreviated Title: Feminist Legal Theory
Catalog Number: 5707
3.0 Credits
Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.

This seminar introduces and explores feminist legal theory as a method of understanding and using the law. The course integrates theory and doctrine and explores how gender both affects and is affected by the development of the law. Areas of the law studied will include employment, education, domestic violence, family law, torts and criminal law.  Students will write a major research paper using feminist legal theory to explain, critique or defend a legal doctrine and/or solve a legal problem.  At the end of the semester, each student will give an oral presentation, in “workshop” format, based on their paper.

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