Courses 2012 - 2013

LAW E 580 Gender Violence and the Law

Credits: 3-4, Max 4

Students will consider the meaning and prevalence of gender violence in the United States, and the law’s evolution in response to it. The course will cover historic and current civil and criminal legal responses to gender violence, and critiques of this system by critical race and feminist theorists. Through study of court decisions, statutes, and other materials, students will consider special problems with enforcement of the law and access to the legal system for certain survivors of gender violence, including immigrants, youth, lesbian, gay, and transgender people, pregnant women, and incarcerated people. Guest lectures from lawyers and other professionals in the field will provide an overview of the challenges of providing legal representation for survivors and developing trends in the legal response to gender violence.

Spring, 4 Credit(s)

Course Sections and Instructors
Sara Ainsworth

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