University of Pittsburgh

Gender and Law Seminar

Catalog Number: 5847
3.0 Credits
Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.

This course will examine how gender influences legal doctrine and how legal doctrine in a number of specific areas of law affects women and shapes societal understandings of gender. The objectives of the course are twofold: (1) to explore how an understanding of gender and feminist legal theory can enrich the study of law; and (2) to learn specific areas of legal doctrine that are particularly relevant to women and societal understandings of gender. The course will cover a number of areas related to issues of gender equality, such as employment, education, family and domestic responsibilities, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Various feminist legal theories will provide a framework for studying these areas of law.

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