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Featured Course: Women, Gender & Law

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This summer, examine the role that gender plays in the U.S. legal system and how the legal rights of women are addressed, from the effects of gender-based stereotypes, to the status of women in the legal profession. Explore current issues such as domestic violence, LGBT rights, transgender rights, race, masculinity, and the police state, including the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore.

You’ll understand how race, class, nationality, and other aspects of identity affect a woman’s ability to access the rights articulated in law, and how these factors affect a woman’s access to justice.

This cross-listed course is offered as GWST 338 or POLI 338, and fulfills a general education requirement (GEP) in the Social Sciences.

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