Course Information and First Week Assignments
The syllabus for Feminist Legal Theory has been posted on the course website under “Syllabus.” The supplemental materials for the first day of class have also been posted under “Course Materials.” By the start of class, hard copies of the syllabus and supplemental materials for the first day will also be available in the copy center.
The readings for the course can be found either in the required casebook, Cynthia Grant Bowman, Laura A. Rosenbury, Deborah Tuerkheimer & Kimberly Yuracko, Feminist Jurisprudence: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2011), hereinafter referred to as CB, or in supplemental materials (Supp.) that will be available electronically and at the copy center.
For the first week of class, please be prepared to discuss the following:
For Monday 9/10:
I. Introducing Feminisms and Feminist Legal Theories
A. Popular Images of Gender, Race, Class, Ability, and Age: An Example from the 2012 Olympics, (Supp.)
B. Formal Equality Theory
Text Note, CB 115-16
Mary Anne Case, No Male or Female, CB 116-19
C. Law and Constructions of Gender
Mary Joe Frug, A Postmodern Feminist Legal Manifesto (An Unfinished Draft), CB 177-81
For Tuesday, 9/11:
D. Intersections of Law and Culture
United States. Virginia, CB 68-80
Michael A. Messner, Power at Play: Sports and the Problem of Masculinity, CB 809-15
Please email Professor Rosenbury at lrosenbury at law.harvard.edu with any questions.