Gender and the Law
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- 28 Jun 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify and critically analyse the influence of gender in selected contexts, including Australian law; the individual experiences of the Australian legal system and; trends and individual experiences within the legal profession;
- evaluate and explain a range of cultural and historical influences on selected topics of law and gender in modern Australia;
- reflect critically on published research in law and gender, both orally and in writing;
- discuss and critically debate knowledge and ideas effectively with peers on a range of relevant selected topics;
- synthesise and apply knowledge, ideas and research skills to respond to questions on selected topics in gender and the law; and
- reflect on their evolving understanding of the intersections of gender and law in the Australian socio-legal context.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW270-Interviewing for Advocacy, or UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia and UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia, or UNE-LAW270-Interviewing for Advocacy and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW312-Criminal and Civil Procedure and UNE-LAW131-Torts Law and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law, or UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is designed to encourage students to think critically about the impact of gender in a number of socio-legal contexts. With a focus on a range of legal areas (including sex discrimination law, criminal law, family law and professional legal practice), we will consider the impact of gendered norms and assumptions in the Australian legal system since colonisation. By overlaying feminist, historical and cultural frameworks, we will analyse and understand the implicit (and sometimes explicit) influence of gender stereotypes and biases on issues of law and its practice. Ultimately, students will be encouraged to think creatively in developing innovative ideas for cultural change and necessary law and policy reform.
Assignment: 1500 words or equivalent, creative reflective task through chosen mode of communication (may be oral, written, short film or other approved mode). Relates to Learning Outcomes 3, 6 Assignment: 2500 words, substantive research project - Essay. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5 Online Assessment: Online Participation in discussion forum on set weekly question. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4
- Substantive Research Project (50%)
- Creative Reflective Task (35%)
- Online Assessment (15%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Textbooks are not required.