JJUA14232U Gender and legal culture
Changing concepts of gender (changing femininities and masculinities, trans-gender issues and legal consezuences). Secuality and law (gendered work place, gendered crimes and violence, gendered body).
Gender, law and religions (secular and religious views of gender). Gender, generation and representation (in politics, business, boards and in trans-national,post-colonial and Asian/Chinese legal culture.
International law and gender.
-identify problems of relevance to gender and legal
culture in concrete and complex cases.
-identify intersections between gender and legal culture and normative forces of relevance for these relations beyond state law (religion, social norms, media)
-analyse complex questions and estimate their relevance and impact on individuals and groups in different normative communities using socio-legal and other methods.
-consider different arguments and concerns regarding processes of change of gender status and legal cultures.
-reflect on the impact of these arguments and concerns for different normative communities.
-demonstrate knowledge about the course by placing concrete problems in perspective
-communicate knowledge and arguments professionally and coherently
Hanne Petersen, José M. L. Villaverde, Ingrid Lund-Andersen: Contemporary Gender Relations and Changes in Legal Cultures, DJØF Publishing 2013
Journal of Law & Social Research. Special Issue on Gender and the Legal Profession, No.3. 2002 (articles - available online)
Additional articles from a reader produced by Hanne Petersen
Total number of readings about 500 pages.
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- 10 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentWritten homework assignment with deadline (essay)
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Exam date: December 17, 2015.
Exam date: February 4, 2016.
Criteria for exam assesment
Demonstration of and ability to link an individually chosen topic to as much of the class reading material as possible; demonstration of the importance and relevance of gender for legal cultures.