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281.9 sec. 001 - Reproductive Rights and Justice (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Khiara Bridges  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

    W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From August 18, 2021
    To November 19, 2021

Course Start: August 18, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021
Class Number: 31779

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 10/26 01:21 AM


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 currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.


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:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Books:
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  • Killing the Black Body
    Roberts
    Edition: 1997
    ISBN: 9780679758693
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/155575/killing-the-black-body-by-dorothy-roberts/
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $17.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Poverty of Privacy Rights
    Bridges
    Edition: 2017
    ISBN: 9781503602267
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.vitalsource.com/pe/en-us/products/the-poverty-of-privacy-rights-khiara-m-bridges-v9781503602304
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 28.25
    Price Source: user provided

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