Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Women and the Law Seminar

766 | 2.0 credits


This seminar explores concrete legal problems of particular and current concern to women. Among the areas potentially covered by the seminar paper and weekly readings are women in the legal profession; women in the workplace; women athletes and women as students; work/family conflicts; domestic violence, rape, and other violence against women; sexual discrimination and harassment; divorce and child custody; abortion and other regulation of biological reproduction; rights of minors as a matter of gender, prostitution and pornography; prosecution of women who commit crimes, especially women who kill domestic partners or who abuse or neglect their children; prosecution of women who abuse drugs or alcohol while pregnant; treatment of women in the military, treatment of women in international law; and treatment of women as women, versus women as lesbians or women as part of a particular racial, cultural, or religious grouping.