Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary

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Aspen Publishers, 2006 - Law - 1088 pages
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Instructors choose Gender and the Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary for: - 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 - going far beyond traditional gender 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 - explaining to students the complex ways in which laws are said to be gendered - 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 issues The Fourth Edition keeps pace with important developments: - updated material on women in the legal profession and legal education - 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 - cases, statistics, commentary, and empirical studies of the law in action appear in the materials on sexual harassment, domestic violence, and rape - important cases include Goodridge v. Mass., Nevada v. Hibbs, Lawrence v. Texas, and Jespersen v. Harrah's - more material on international law in the area of rape and global trafficking

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Formal Equality
B Formal Equality and the Constitutional Right to Equal Protection
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