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Feminist Legal Theory

This course focuses on several ways that feminist philosophy forces reconsideration of basic philosophical tenets and practices of American law. Key areas of feminist concern to be addressed include articulating and interpreting the demand for equality in light of questions about the ways in which the situations of men and women are the same or different; and understanding the significance of abortion, sexual harassment, and rape. Key areas of the law on which these concerns put pressure include equality as sameness, the distinction between public and private, the presumption of innocence, and the appeal to "what any reasonable man would believe" as a standard in law.

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