Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course Description : The objective of this course is to introduce European, American and Japanese Imperialism in the late 19th and 20th century through a gender oriented perspective. The course explores gender as a critical tool for historical analysis, introducing students with fundamental concepts in the area of Gender studies, and highlighting a range of so-called marginal episodes within the history of Imperialism. Following exploratory sessions about the concept of gender and its applicability for historical analysis, the subsequent subjects will be examined : the role of white women in the British and French Empires, the construction of masculinity, femininity and homosexuality under imperial rule, the patriarchal elements of imperialism, the intersection of gender and race in the colonies, women's participation in national movements for independence and the construction of the family, motherhood and sexuality in the colonial context. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
group unfairly. This course will examine the functioning of law in the presence of heterogeneous social groups with potentially conﬂicting interests. The course will begin with a brief exploration of various legal perspectives on the ideal of “equality” and various legal deﬁnitions of “inequality.” In the introductory portion of the course, we will also consider the normative consequences of one's perspective on “equality”, i.e., how one's deﬁnition of equality affects the design of law. The course will, then, proceed with the study of various cases to determine how factors such as gender, race, religion and analogous forms of “otherness” are treated under the law. The course will examine contemporary examples from legal systems in various countries addressing equality issues arising in areas such as the free exercise of religion, employment, marriage and education. The case studies may include cases under, for example, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in the United States or a study of the Indian PreNatal Diagnostic Techniques Act designed to prevent “female feticide” and similar provisions of China's one-child policy. Further case studies may include the Norwegian law imposing quotas for women on corporate boards of directors, judicial decisions under South African, Indian and Canadian laws relating to marriage and Irish laws restricting abortion. Through the examination of such cases and similar cases affecting women, racial minorities or other identity groups, the course will explore rationales for deliberate differential treatment under the law as well as explanations for how seemingly neutral laws may result in differential treatment. Required reading : David B. Oppenheimer, Sheila R. Foster and Sora Y. Han, Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law : Cases, Codes, Constitutions, and Commentary (Foundation Press 2012).
GENDER AND OTHER CHALLENGES OF THE LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Felicia HENDERSON (Business Development Consultant, Member of NY Bar). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Class attendance, completion of reading assignments and participation in class discussion are essential. Accordingly, a portion of each student's grade will be based on the extent to which the student's class participation demonstrates a thoughtful review of the assigned reading materials. The remaining portion of each student's grade will be based on an oral presentation and on two or three brief (two-page) writing assignments and a short ﬁnal paper. Pedagogical Method : The course consists of 12 two-hour sessions, each of which will be structured principally around group discussion. Course Description : A major challenge for lawmakers in diverse societies is to design and enforce social policies that will not treat any one 276
GENDER AND QUEER LAW
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 40 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Anne-Claire GAYET (Juriste en droit des étrang