AdvLglWrtg:Gender & Law (LAW-929G-001A)
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Do you wish you had more time to either write a fantastic paper or revise an existing one? In this advanced legal writing seminar, students will write a high-quality paper for submission for publication or for use as a writing sample. Each student will select his or her own topic, such as reproductive justice, family law, gender and 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. Students do not have to have a topic already in mind. While all papers must address the interaction of gender and law, all readings and weekly assignments will focus on the writing process. Students will engage in in-class exercises and weekly assignments to select an interesting and timely topic, develop a strong thesis, structure compelling arguments, write clear and lively prose, and get published. Students may choose from one of the following final assignments: draft a research paper or revise an existing paper or journal note/comment. Students should register for either the 2 or 3 credit section, depending on the length they anticipate their final project will be (see syllabus for details). Please note that this course is not an introduction to gender and law, and that student who do not have prior experience with or courses in gender and law topics should enroll in another gender and law course concurrently. Students may use this course to meet the Upper Level Writing Requirement or LLM paper requirements.
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