Reproductive Rights and Justice (SC) (Zoom-only Class)

Section 1ZO, J-Term 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/16
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TWRF
  • 1300-1600
  • WWW
01/19/2021 01/22/2021

Course Description

This short course explores Reproductive Justice (“RJ”) as a paradigm for understanding reproductive oppression — that is, the subordination of individuals through their bodies, sexualities, and abilities to reproduce. The RJ paradigm picks up where a reproductive rights framework ends. It contends that the fight for equality and dignity in matters relating to reproduction continues beyond a successful argument that the Constitution ought to protect a “right” to privacy, “right” to access contraception, or “right” to an abortion. An RJ framework observes that “rights” are given meaning — and lose meaning — according to the race, class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, and physical and mental ability (among other attributes) of the rights bearer. As such, RJ analyzes reproductive experiences within a complex context and with respect to the multiple statuses of the persons involved.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a short paper (details and deadline to be announced).

Other Work
Students are expected to attend every session, to complete all assigned readings in advance of each seminar meeting, and to make regular, thoughtful contributions to seminar discussions.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
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.
121110028
Law No.
LAW7823
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, January 08, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, January 24, 11:59 PM
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