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286.81 sec. 001 - Transgender Rights & The Law (Spring 2023)

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


W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 12
From January 11, 2023
To March 08, 2023

Course Start: January 11, 2023
Course End: March 08, 2023
Class Number: 32388

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of the laws and legal systems that 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 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. In this seminar, students will also explore the role of an attorney in advocating on behalf of transgender people, whether the community as a whole or individual members.

This course will have a series of short response papers.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Gender Identity and the Law
    David B. Cruz, Jillian T. Weiss
    Edition: 2021
    ISBN: 9781531015879
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $180.00
    Price Source: user provided

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