Advanced Legal Writing: Gender & the Law (LAW-929G-001)
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The course is for students who want to write a publishable-quality paper on a topic related to gender and law. Perfect for fulfilling your ULWR or LLM Paper requirement! Each student will select thier own topic, such as gender and ... reproductive justice, family law, development, women's health, immigration, LGBTI rights, war crimes, criminal law, women's human rights, masculinity studies, domestic violence, politics and governance, discrimination, trafficking, social welfare, or any other subject that has a nexus with gender. The class is structured as a writing workshop/seminar. Students work through the process of selecting and researching a topic, developing a thesis, creating an annotated bibliography, drafting the paper, and, finally, revising. Students will engage in in-class exercises and weekly assignments to help them select an interesting and timely topic, develop a strong thesis, structure compelling arguments, write clear and lively prose, and get published. Students will receive extensive feedback from classmates and the instructor, as well as comment on other students' work. Note that this upper level writing workshop is NOT an introduction to gender and law. The majority of course readings address the writing process, not feminist or queer jurisprudence per se. Students who are looking for an overview of gender in international law are strongly encouraged to enroll in "Gender Cultural Difference and Human Rights" as well. JD Students looking for an intro to gender and law in the US can enroll in "Sex-based Discrimination" in Spring 2021. The syllabus posted below is from Spring 2019, and will be updated and amended before class, but is posted here to give you an idea of the assignments and expectations for the course. Please contact Professor Kraiem if you have any questions.
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