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Spring 2025 Course

Reproductive Rights and Justice

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

This course will examine how laws impede or increase access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care domestically and internationally. Special attention will be paid to understanding the role of social movements in legal and political debates about reproductive rights and the contestation around the use of scientific and medical evidence in law reform efforts. The course will draw on various legal and theoretical and analytic tools including those offered by scholars of health law, constitutional law, human rights, law and social movements, critical legal theory (including critical race theory), and feminist theory. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, abortion, eugenics, sexual violence, trafficking, the prosecution of pregnant women, and assisted reproductive technology.