Gender-Based Violence: US Law and Policy

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/17
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1540-1740
  • WB129
08/26/2021 11/18/2021

Course Description

This course will examine the nature of gender-based violence and the U.S. legal system's response to it. Students will consider the theory underlying criminal and civil justice responses to GBV, as well as the statutes and case law that these responses are based on. Students will be asked to think critically about the strengths and weaknesses of these systems and apply theory to practice with skills exercises throughout the semester.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Short response/position papers submitted directly to instructor (not via EXPO).

Other Work
Other work expectations include participation in class discussions and skills exercises.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: No required prerequisites, but recommended that students have taken either criminal procedure or evidence, OR have practical experience working or advocating in fields related to gender-based violence (including with on-campus organizations). Also, because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM