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Gender and Law

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits

About the course

This course deals with the complex relationship between gender and law. With feminist legal theory as a starting point, the course will discuss if and when the law can be used as a tool for accomplishing gender equality. This is done by addressing questions such as why there is a difference between law in books and law in reality and what consequences the gendered nature of law has had and still have for those trying to use law for securing their rights. A thematic approach will be used, where these questions are discussed in the context of for example human trafficking and gendered violence.

Application and eligibility

This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will receive information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.

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