Feminist Jurisprudence

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 50/52
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1130-1250
  • SL298
01/20/2020 04/22/2020

Course Description

Feminist jurisprudence is a field in which scholarly activity is rooted in a set of practices designed to excavate and revise the myriad ways in which law conditions the lived experiences of women, men, and children. In the course, we will study what are understood to be distinct schools of feminist jurisprudence and the forms of practice that each supports. We will read the key historical texts, and we will pay close attention to contemporary problems, including the challenges raised by critical race feminism and queer legal theory. Along the way, we will focus on the implications of feminist theory for specific doctrinal arrangements, constitutional arguments, and the legal system itself.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
120217115
Law No.
LAW7178
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, April 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM
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