Feminism and the Free Market

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 21/21
Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar examines the role of markets in promoting (or inhibiting) the full participation of women in society. Topics covered include freedom of contract; property rights; labor market access and occupational licensing; sales of ova and embryos; surrogacy services; sex work; societal expectations of generosity and self-interest; women's lives under socialism and communism; and women as entrepreneurs and managers.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will have the option of writing a substantial research paper (which may satisfy the upper-level writing requirement if timely form submitted to SRO), or three short papers. Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a timely Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

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.

General Information

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Public Syllabus Link: None
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