Course - Law
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Prerequisites: None 
Recommended Courses: Domestic Violence Law Clinic; Family Law; Gender and the Law 
Overview Survey course that examines the various methods of state intervention into the family when domestic violence is at issue.  The textbook and additional materials review current state and federal statutes, and policies employed by the judges, prosecutors and law enforcement to address family violence. The course material provides an analysis of the response to state intervention by legal practitioners, feminist legal scholars, critical race theorists, and social science experts.  The course will provide a basic understanding of national domestic violence law and policy. A portion of the course will review responses by international and indigenous communities. 
Materials Domestic Violence Law, Nancy K.D. Lemon (2006) 
Course Format Group discussion and weekly presentation by students 
Written Assignments Outline for weekly presentations 
Type of Exam 2 hour essay exam 
Basis for grading Class participation and final exam 
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