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Fall 2016

    • 20628-01
    • Strategic Impact Litigation: Constitutional and Civil Rights Issues
    • Guttentag, Lucas
    • 08-10-2016 3:35 PM

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Fall 2016

    • 20099-01
    • Franklin, Cary
    • Description changed to:
      Reproductive Rights and Justice (20099). 2 units. Polling shows that Roe v. Wade is the most well-known Supreme Court case in American history. One reason this is so is that the battle over reproductive rights that began in earnest in the 1970s has never died down. The right to abortion remains at the center of multiple constitutional and political conflicts in this country; indeed, the right is more contested and controversial now than it was at the time Roe was decided. This seminar will examine the law and politics of the abortion question, with a particular eye toward understanding where we now stand with respect to this question and how we reached this point. Of course, conflict over reproductive rights is not simply about abortion. It encompasses questions about the regulation of sexuality, the family, and increasingly, reproductive technology, all of which we will discuss in this course. Though we will examine legal doctrine in all of these areas, none of these areas can be understood exclusively in terms of legal doctrine. Current controversies in reproductive rights law are powerfully shaped by the political and social worlds in which they arise, so we will spend time talking about how law has interacted with culture to produce these controversies. Our aim will be to understand how the legal doctrines and practical realities of reproductive rights interact with sex, race, religion, class, and party politics to shape some of the sharpest and most important legal and political conflicts of our time. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited. C. Franklin.

    • 08/15/2016
    • 20235-01
    • Franklin, Cary
    • Description changed to:
      Controversies in Antidiscrimination Law (20235). 2 units. One of the defining features of American antidiscrimination law over the past several decades has been the proliferation of grounds on which people have sought legal redress for discrimination. Antidiscrimination claims based on race, sex, and religion remain common, but courts today also confront antidiscrimination claims based on disability, sexual orientation, accent and language skills, weight, and appearance. Moreover, antidiscrimination claims today are not always brought by people conventionally understood to be victims of identity-based forms of discrimination: white people claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of race; men claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex; beautiful people claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of appearance. Some of these claims have been recognized by courts; others have been rejected. This seminar will examine which forms of discrimination have been outlawed and why the law protects individuals against some forms of discrimination and not others. Our overarching goal will be to think through the profound question of when discrimination is wrong and what the law should do about it. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited. C. Franklin.

    • 08/15/2016
    • 20619-01
    • Days, Drew
    • Time changed from:
      Wed 3:10 PM-6:00 PM
            Building(SLB), Room (122),

      to:
      Tue 10:10 AM-11:35 AM
            Building(SLB), Room (122),
      Thu 10:10 AM-11:35 AM
            Building(SLB), Room (122),
    • 08/15/2016