This course will weave together material from traditional courses on gender and the law with readings from critical race feminism. The general themes of the course will examine identity, the body and self, the family and work. The course will include issues from a domestic as well as from international perspectives.
The course seeks to explore these questions? How has the Law created categories that support discrimination and subordination based on gender and sexuality? Where is Law when we seek to understand gender? Where is gender when we seek to understand Law? How do the identity categories (gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, etc.) interact and intersect to create opportunities for consciousness, voice & silence, emancipation and powerlessness? How does Law affect how we understand gendered family relations and structure work opportunities for gendered workers?