Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, and Commentary

ISBN: 9780316082907
Publisher: Little Brown & Co Law & Business
Publication Date: 1993-09
Number of pages: 1009
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The new edition of this highly regarded casebook offers an updated examination of law and theory relating to gender.<p class=copymedium> Instructors choose GENDER AND LAW: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary for: <li class=copymedium>a thorough analysis of gender and law through several distinct perspectives, which include formal equality, substantive equality, nonsubordination theory, difference theory, autonomy, and non-essentialism <li class=copymedium>going far beyond traditional 'women's' issues to draw cases, theory, and commentary from many different areas of the law, such as employment law, criminal law, constitutional law, family law, civil procedure, legal ethics, property law, and contracts<li class=copymedium>explaining to students the complex ways in which laws are said to be 'gendered'<li class=copymedium>including extensive coverage of issues relating to sexuality<li class=copymedium>unique 'Putting Theory into Practice' problems at the end of each section, which allow students to apply the legal and theoretical tools to cutting edge legal issues</ul><p class=copymedium> The Fourth Edition keeps pace with important developments: <li class=copymedium>updated material on women in the legal profession and legal education now relates the story behind a famous case, Ezold v. Wolf Block<li class=copymedium>the text contains updates of most important new cases and theoretical insights relating to employment law, Title IX, criminal sentencing, welfare and Social Security reform, affirmative action, teenage pregnancy, gay and lesbian rights, women in combat, international human rights, rape in wartime, global trafficking, sexual harassment, the Internet, women's health, women in the legal profession, and more<li class=copymedium>new cases, statistics, commentary, and empirical studies of the law in action appear in the materials on sexual harassment, domestic violence, and rape <li class=copymedium>important new cases include Goodridge v. Mass. (right to same-sex marriage), Nevada v. Hibbs (upholding the Family and Medical Leave Act), Lawrence v. Texas (invalidating anti-sodomy statute), and Jespersen v. Harrah's (make-up requirement for waitresses) <li class=copymedium>more material on international law in the area of rape and global trafficking</ul>

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