Gender-Based Violence: US Law and Policy

Section 1SP, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/17
Credits: 3

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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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 Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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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Cross Listed: No
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