Welcome - Gender, Sexuality and the Law LAWS 2207   Gender, Sexuality and the Law
This course examines the intersection of law, gender and sexuality and reviews the legal treatment of women and sexual minorities in a number of legal contexts. This course is open to all second and third year students interested in writing a major paper that explores issues of gender and/ or sexuality as they relate to law. The course introduces theoretical frameworks including feminist legal theory, gender theory, and queer legal theory and explores how these frameworks pertain in legal contexts regarding issues of sexualized violence, equality for sexual and gender minorities, the criminalization of HIV and the relationship between colonialism and sex and gender based harms.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Class participation, 30% (reaction esays and presentations of research to clas) and major paper (70%)
FORMAT COMMENTS: 2 hours per week, 3 credits