LAWS 3083, Gender and the Law
Credit Points 10
Coordinator Amira Aftab Opens in new window
Description This subject examines the way in which law and gender interact to produce gendered outcomes. The subject draws on feminist and queer theories to challenge traditional concepts of gender and notions of law as gender neutral. The subject will consider the way in which gender constructs influence the development and application of law. Students will study historical and contemporary legal issues to examine the way that gendered norms emerge and operate within the legal system, reproducing and reinforcing socially and politically constructed understandings of gender and sexuality. Students will be encouraged to think about the potential for law as a site of change and a means to promote gender equality.
Discipline Law, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
To enrol in this subject, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points of Law subjects
- Analyse a range of feminist and queer theories in the context of current and historical issues.
- Assess the role of law in producing gendered outcomes.
- Conduct research to develop clear, logical and persuasive arguments, orally and in writing.
- Examine the impact of the law and gendered harms on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, CALD women, and LGBTI groups.
- Feminist Legal Theory
- Queer Theory and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity rights
- Historical and contemporary issues of sex, gender, and the law
- Gendered harms and intersectionality
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Annotated Bibliography||750 words||15||N||Individual|
|Viva Voce||10 minutes||30||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||2500 words||45||N||Individual|