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POLS 337 - Women and the Law (4)

This course surveys the relationship of women to American law. Topics examined include legal issues related to employment and education; constitutional issues such as the equal protection clause, sex as a semi-suspect classification, the politics of ERA, and Roe v. Wade and the issue of abortion; family law: marriage, divorce, and other arrangements; sexual harassment; criminal law and juvenile delinquency; the crime of rape and its treatment in American law and courts; women as lawyers and judges; and the impact of race, sex, identity, ideology, and the women's movement on issues of women and the law. Offered every other year.