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WOMEN & LAW
Topics, Notes, Assignments II
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Employment and Workplace Issues

March 23–28: Occupational Segregation

Questions for Written Assignment, due March 28

NB: As a substitute for the March 28 written assignment, students may attend the Thursday March 23 program “Listening to Our Children: Who Protects Their Rights?, ” a panel co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Social Work Department, 2:00-5:00 pm, Romita Auditorium. If this option is chosen, 1) write a summary of the program, describing its main points and content; 2) explain your response to this program: Did you enjoy it? What were the main things you learned? 3) explain how the program's content relates to at least one aspect of the legal theory that we have been studying. Hand in this response on March 28.

March 30–April 4: Comparable Worth

Questions for Written Assignment, due April 4

April 6–11: Sexual Harassment

Questions for Written Assignment, due April 11

NB: As a substitute for the April 11 written assignment, students may attend one or both days of the Ain’t I a Woman?! National Conference April 8-9 at Washington Irving High School in New York City, sponsored by the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops. Consult the web site for information about conference topics and registration; fee for college students is $10 (although the registration deadline is stated as March 24, this is apparently flexible. Amy Wu of CNR Campus Ministry is attending on April 8, so you way want to speak to her if you are interested in going. If this option is chosen, 1) write a summary of the program, describing its main points and content; 2) explain your response to this program: Did you enjoy it? What were the main things you learned? 3) explain how the program's content relates to at least one aspect of the legal theory that we have been studying. Hand in this response on April 11.

April 13: First Draft of paper due to your mentor

Violence Against Women

April 13-18: Rape

Questions for Written Assignment, due April 18

April 20–25: Domestic Violence

Questions for Written Assignment, due April 25

April 27: Final Version of paper due

April 27–May 2: Pornography

Questions for Written Assignment, due May 2

Part III: Women in the Legal Profession

May 4–11: Women in Law School and the Legal Profession NB: Attendance at the panel on May 8 is required; thus there will be no class on Tuesday, May 9.

Panel Discussion on Women in the Law
May 8, 7:00 pm, Fishbowl
panel deliberations
Judge Rice and Terri Boyle consider a point made by Eileen Songer;
lawyers relax after the panel; Dan McCarthy and panelists
The Honorable Gail Rice partner, Rice & Rice,
New Rochelle
City Court Judge,
New Rochelle
Terri Eberle Boyle, Esq. George Washington University Law School Director of Grants,
College of New Rochelle
Eileen Songer McCarthy, Esq. CNR ’91,
Columbia Law School
Muldoon, Horgan & Loughman,
New Rochelle

May 11: Conclusions

Daniel McCarthy <dmccar7871@earthlink.net>
Barbara F. McManus<bmcmanus@ix.netcom.com>
Topics, Assignment, Notes Part I
HON303/WMS303 Syllabus
revised May 2000