Law 693: Feminist Legal Studies Workshop II (Winter 2018)

1 credit

Course description:

Course Information

The Feminist Legal Studies Workshop is designed to enable students to work closely with faculty in analyzing and discussing with leading feminist theorists and scholars visiting Queen’s Faculty the topics of the speakers’ papers.

The Feminist Legal Studies Workshop course is offered for one course credit per term. In the fall term of 2015, it is designated as Law 692; in the winter term of 2016 it is designated as Law 693. Students may enroll for one credit in the fall term, or for one credit in the winter term, or for a total of two credits in both terms combined. This course can also be combined with an ISP for students who may wish to carry out in-depth independent supervised work in relation to one or more of the areas discussed in this workshop.

Scheduling details:

The workshop speakers will typically be scheduled for the regular visitor slots on Mondays and Fridays, which run from 1 to 2:30 pm, and one or two additional meetings per term will be scheduled around everyone’s class and other commitments. Speaker dates and locations are listed below.

Nature, mode, and content of evaluation of student participation:
Students will attend all the speakers events (4/term or all 7/all year), will prepare advance reading and two advance questions for each speaker in each term, plus 1-2 pages of briefing notes after each session (60% of course credit), will participate in the discussion at the speakers visit (10% of course credit), and will prepare a short term paper of approximately 10-12 pages on a topic that relates to any one of the speakers events (30% of course credit). To be taught by Profs. Amani and Lahey.

Feminist Legal Studies Queen's - Winter Term 2018 Lectures

Monday, January 15, 2018
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall, room 202

Kristen Thomasen, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Topic: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation




Background Reading:

Thomasen, Kristen M.J., "Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation"

Kaminski, Margot E., "Enough With the "Sunbathing Teenager" Gambit", Slate Magazine, May 17, 2017.

Allen, Anita L. and Mack, Erin, "How Privacy Got Its Gender" (1991). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 1309.

Monday, January 29, 2018
1-2:30pm, Macdonald Hall, room 202

Angela Cameron, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Topic: Should Canada implement a flat fee reimbursement model for surrogacy arrangements? Legal and ethical recommendations for a “three baskets” approach to reimbursement


Background Reading:

Robert Cribb & Emma Jarratt, “Canada’s Vague Surrogacy Laws May Be Doing More Harm Than Good” Toronto Star, September 28, 2016

Alison Motluk, “Anatomy of a Surrogacy” Hazlitt Magazine (6 November 2017)

Karen Busby and Delaney Vun, "Revisiting The Handmaid's Tale: Feminist Theory Meets Empirical Research on Surrogate Mothers", Canadian Journal of Family Law [Vol. 26, 2010]

Dave Snow, "Criminalising commercial surrogacy in Canada and Australia: the political construction of ‘national consensus’", Australian Journal of Political Science, Feb 2016

Friday March 2-Saturday March 3, 2018
Feminist Legal Studies Queen's Annual Conference