Intimacy and the Law in Historical Perspective

Intimacy and the Law in Historical Perspective

Professor Anna Lvovsky
Spring 2018 reading group
W 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3008
1 classroom credit

Prerequisite: None

Exam: None

This reading group will examine the historical role of the state in regulating the intimate lives of its citizens, focusing on the example of the United States. Core topics of discussion will include laws governing marriage, interracial relationships, non-normative sexual practices, and reproduction. Students will be encouraged to consider the role of the different arms of the legal system, including the courts, legislatures, and law enforcement agencies, in shaping the legal status of these practices at a given time.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18

Drop Deadline: February 1, 2018 by 11:59pm EST

Subject Areas: Legal History, Family, Gender & Children's Law, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights