LAW 885G

Gender Based Violence Seminar

2 Unit(s)

Sexual violence in the home, in the public space and in the workforce is a significant problem in the United States and around the world. This is a research and writing seminar in which each student (and the professor) will engage in an in-depth legal research project resulting in a paper of publishable quality within the broad topic of gender-based violence law. Using primarily law review articles we will study current legal and social issues surrounding gender-based violence and the intersections of race, gender, ability and sexual identity. We will consider these issues under U.S. law, international law and learn how other countries address these problems. Students will hone their critical thinking, analytical and written and oral communication skills as well as their understanding of gender-based violence.