Reproductive Rights and Justice

Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/16
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1330-1530 WB114

Course Description

Reproductive Rights and Justice explores the economic, political, legal, and social factors that influence procreation and parenting. It is attentive to questions of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and ability. The course will address the interests of various stakeholders in human reproduction, connecting those interests to contemporary and historical policies such as pro-natalism, population control, individual autonomy, and what is sometimes identified as respect for human life. While our focus will be primarily on the United States, we will also look at comparative regulatory and constitutional systems with regard to particular topics, including issues ranging from contraception to surrogacy to abortion to assisted reproductive technology. Other specific topics include privacy and reproductive rights, pregnancy loss (miscarriage and abortion), and constitutional, biological, economic, and cultural limitations on various rights and practices. These explorations reveal how the regulation of reproduction cuts across existing legal doctrines in family law, health law, criminal law, disability rights and other areas.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students are expected to participate extensively in each class and to present their own seminar papers as well as engage in peer critique and discussion. The grade will be based on a class participation and performance on a final project/seminar paper meeting the upper-level writing requirement due via EXPO by noon on December 20 (day before last day of exam period).

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced in syllabus

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: Yes

Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 123820849

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Health Law

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