LAW Law and Sexuality
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
Law School Courses
Related Law Courses by Topic
Courses Outside SLS by Topic
299 items in this track
Item is good for 18 routes, rollover orange dots above to see which ones!
Law and Sexuality
Recommended for route(s):
[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
Why it is relevant for ...
[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Civil Rights: Antidiscrimination : Whether your focus is civil rights, gender discrimination or family law, this course has something to offer. Students who expect to deal with discrimination issues, either in education or employment, will benefit from the analysis of constitutional provisions that prohibit discrimination. Those interested in family law should understand emerging laws related to sexual orientation, such as the parenting rights of same-sex couples.
General course Description:
This course will focus on how the law regulates sexuality. We will approach the material as an exercise in advanced constitutional law, exploring how courts have used--or might use--federal or state constitutional provisions to address issues regarding a wide array of issues involving sexuality. The core of the class will relate to contemporary controversies concerning sexual orientation and gender identity (including, for example, regulation of sexual conduct, sexual identity in the classroom and on campus, the Boy Scouts' policy, marriage and parenting rights of same-sex couples, among others). But we will also discuss other issues, including polygamy, access to contraception, and regulation of pornography. We will maintain an interdisciplinary focus throughout as we consider how social, cultural, and political forces shape, and are shaped by, legal doctrine. There will be a final exam. The course will emphasize class discussion, and class participation will be part of the grade. Elements used in grading: Final exam and class participation. This course is NOT open to first-year Law School students.
Course Style: A Substantive/ Perspective course looks at law from an external or non-traditional standpoint.
Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar