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286.81 sec. 001 - Transgender Rights & The Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Daniel Faessler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 107
From January 11, 2022
To February 22, 2022

Course Start: January 11, 2022
Course End: February 22, 2022
Class Number: 31963
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

In this seminar, students explore the role of an attorney in advocating on behalf of transgender people, whether the community as a whole or individual members. Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of the laws and legal systems that often affect transgender people. These include the laws around name and gender marker changes; anti-discrimination law in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations; and access to health care including transition-related care. Students can also expect to examine the hyper criminalization of transgender people, particularly transgender people of color, and the resulting rates of incarceration as well as the disproportionate violence transgender people face in prison. Similarly, students can expect to examine the ways in which our immigration system detains and harms transgender immigrants who come to the United States often fleeing violence in their countries of origin. This class will focus on race, racism, and anti-racism as they undergird both the creation and enforcement of laws that affect transgender people; the class will equip students with an intersectional lens with which to discuss each legal issue.

This course will have a series of short papers and a final paper.

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

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