Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Women, Crime, & the Law (LAW-701A-001)
Brenda Smith

Meets: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (Th) - Warren - Room NT03

Enrolled: 6 / Limit: 22

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Note: This is a year-long course. Suggested companion course: Women, Crime, and the Law: Advanced Legal Research Techniques. LAW-701B-00. Assessment:Paper. Class participation. Other: Attendance, Meet 4 stages of paper development process prior to turning in final paper.


Women, Crime and Law is a full year course with two credits in the fall and one credit in the spring. Students must take both portions of the class. Grades will be awarded at the end of the academic year. The course will examine legal, theoretical and political forces—including feminist theory, critical race theory and constitutional doctrine—that shape the treatment of women in conflict with the law. Students will produce at minimum, a 25-page paper [not including footnotes] in this 3 credit seminar on an issue relevant to women’s participation and involvement in the justice system.

Students are expected to be present, prepared and participating in class. Students’ grades will reflect those factors. There is also a great deal of reading for this course. There are required readings and recommended reading; the latter for those who want additional information on a subject or planning to use the materials for their papers. At the end of the course, students will submit their papers for publication.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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