- Gain capacity to critically evaluate the meaning of "gender justice" in complex settings.
- Gain familiarity with the evolution of "gender justice" over the last 50 years, appreciating that there are competing points of view.
Section 001, Fall 2018
This course will provide an in depth exposure to current advocacy efforts to advance Gender Justice. The course will be held once a week for three hours. In the first half of each class we will have a guest speaker who is a gender justice advocate working on an issue such as domestic violence, transgender rights, reproductive justice, migrants’ rights, the criminalization of pregnancy, gender and the Movement for Black Lives, or the decriminalization of sex work. In the second half of the class will will discuss the topic further (without the presence of the speaker), exploring questions such as: which gender justice problems are best addressed by litigation-based vs. other advocacy tactics; how advocacy in this area has shifted in the current political climate; to what degree the interests of people of color, low income people, and gender non-conforming people, among other marginalized members of the community, have been either centered or neglected in advocacy strategies; the possibilities and limits of law-based advocacy; and how we might distinguish between forms of work that aim to make change in incremental ways vs. transformative/radical ways.
M 3:00-6:00 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (automatic), Major (only upon consultation)
LLM Writing Project
(only upon consultation)