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    • 20249-01
    • Privacy at 50: Sex, Family, and the Constitution
    • Siegel
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • exam required

    Privacy at 50: Sex, the Family and the Constitution (20249). 2 units. The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court decision that established the constitutional right of married couples to use contraception. Beginning with mid-twentieth century debates about the role of the criminal law in regulating sex, this course will examine the roots of Griswold, and identify competing understandings of privacy, equality, and dignity in debates over abortion, LGBT rights, same-sex marriage and emerging issues concerning reproduction and parenting today. In reading cases and legislation, we will draw on primary sources and recent scholarship to consider how social mobilization and counter-mobilization have shaped and limited constitutional law governing the regulation of sex and family. What might privacy's past teach us about its future? And what might we learn from the evolution of these cases about the relationship between law and social movements? No preference given to students in their final year of law school. Enrollment limited to thirty. Self-scheduled examination. R. Siegel, L. Greenhouse, and G. Chauncey.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor preferences, students should write a paragraph noting any relevant background (e.g. academic work before or in law school; extracurricular activities; employment) they would bring to the course. Statements should be submitted by June 25, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10060
    Exam: 12/14/2015 - 12/22/2015
    Questions available online
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    Notes: Duration: Entire exam period.