Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW7129
    Sched. No.: 113821686

Constitutional Law II: Parents, Children, and Reproduction
Section 1
Abrams, Karen L.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1130-1250 (WB121)
Capacity:23 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
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Course Description:

NOTE: Students who took Family Law in the spring of 2012 are not eligible to enroll in this course; those who took Family Law in spring of 2013 may enroll.

This course is an advanced constitutional law class focusing on issues concerning the parent-child relationship and reproductive rights. We will explore how courts have understood the constitution to constrain the power of the state to interfere in private decision-making in a variety of contexts, such as: becoming a parent (including the adoption process and establishing paternity); parental authority over children; termination of parental rights, including for abuse and neglect; contraception and abortion; and alternative reproductive technologies, including egg and sperm donation, in-vitro fertilization, and gestational surrogacy.