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281.9 sec. 001 - Reproductive Rights and Justice (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Khiara Bridges  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2


    M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 107
    From August 19, 2019
    To November 26, 2019

Course Start: August 19, 2019
Course End: November 26, 2019
Class Number: 33305

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 21
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

This seminar explores Reproductive Justice (“RJ”) as a paradigm for understanding reproductive oppression - that is, the subordination of individuals through their bodies, sexualities, and abilities to reproduce. The RJ paradigm picks up where a reproductive rights framework ends. It contends that the fight for equality and dignity in matters relating to reproduction continues beyond a successful argument that the Constitution ought to protect a “right” to privacy, “right” to access contraception, or “right” to an abortion. An RJ framework observes that “rights” are given meaning - and lose meaning - according to the race, class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, and physical and mental ability (among other attributes) of the rights bearer. As such, RJ analyzes reproductive experiences within a complex context and with respect to the multiple statuses of the persons involved. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to analyze social issues through an RJ lens and develop legal and non-legal strategies for addressing these issues.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all enrolled students; enrolled students who are not present at the first day of class will be dropped from the class. Students on the waitlist who are hoping to be added to the class must attend the first day of class; waitlisted students who are not present at the first day of class will not be permitted to enroll in the class.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Family Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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A reader will be used in this class.

Required Books are in blue

  • Killing the Black Body
    Edition: 1997
    ISBN: 9780679758693
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $17.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Poverty of Privacy Rights
    Edition: 2017
    ISBN: 9781503602267
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 28.25
    Price Source: user provided

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