Advanced Topics in Gender Law Writing (LAW-929G-001)
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Do you wish you had more time either to write a fantastic article or revise an existing one for publication? Are you passionate about women’s rights or LGBTI rights? Do you think about how relationships among gender justice, racial justice, and economic justice operate within the law? Do you need a writing sample that demonstrates both your writing skills and highlights your interest in gender and law to potential employers? Do you want to explore new forms of writing about law and gender such as using narratives as part of legal analysis? Do you think that writing would be a productive activity as part of figuring out how life will look in the current phase of the pandemic? 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! Students work through the process of selecting and researching a topic, deciding on the form of writing that you wish to do, 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. It does give you a focused setting in which to explore deeply, with the support of others, some aspect of gender or queer theory, to develop your thinking, and to present your thoughts in writing.
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First Class Readings
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