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LAW 3965 - Sexuality, Gender and the Law


This course examines how certain expectations about sex, gender, and romantic love permeate American and international law. As a result, the course covers a wide range of topics that are now fiercely debated on a national scale, such as hate crime, abortion, rape, domestic violence, prostitution, AIDS, gender assignment surgery on adults and intersexed children, and discrimination in the U.S. military based on gender and sexual orientation. Additionally, because practicing attorneys are increasingly likely to counsel clients on laws related to matters of sexual orientation (especially in representing openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered clients), the course gives particular emphasis to laws related to domestic partnerships, adoption, marriage, child custody, and discussion of sexual identity in various private and public settings, such as schools and the workplace. Grades are based on a take-home exam, though students are given small non-graded assignments throughout the course that are specifically designed to prepare them for their primary exam question.

Credits: 2 or 3





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