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Gender and the Law (Mayeri)
Spring 2021   LAW 554-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
TR 3:00PM - 4:20PM

Faculty
Serena Mayeri

Professor of Law and History

smayeri@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations

Grading
15% Participation,
85% Exam

Exam
Essay,
Take Home,
Open-Book

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Category
First-Year

Credits
3.0

This course introduces key questions about the relationship between gender and the law, with a particular emphasis on the intersections between gender, race, class, and sexuality. We will examine legal doctrines and controversies through a critical and interdisciplinary lens, drawing from a variety of sources including caselaw, advocacy documents, legislative and administrative proceedings, and scholarly works from law, history, and the social sciences. Topics surveyed include employment, education, political participation, immigration and citizenship, family, reproductive rights and justice, violence and criminal law, poverty and welfare, government benefits, feminism and anti-feminism. This course is fully remote.

Course Concentrations

Constitutional Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.

Perspectives on the Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.

Public Interest Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of the varied legal aspects of public interest law; Perform legal analysis in the context of public interest law; Communicate effectively on topics related to public interest law; Demonstrate an understanding of how public interest law is connected to and affected by a wide variety of legal and regulatory structures and doctrines.

Equity and Inclusion Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of the varied legal aspects of equity and inclusion; Perform legal analysis in the context of topics related to equity and inclusion; Communicate effectively on the legal aspects of equity and inclusion; Demonstrate an understanding of how equity and inclusion are connected to and affected by a wide variety of legal and regulatory structures and doctrines.