Short Course Description
This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the legal regulation of adult relationships in liberal democracies, from critical, historical, and comparative perspectives. Through a range of subject areas? including the state's interest in regulating intimate relationships, controversy about same-sex marriage, the future of marriage and marriage alternatives, legal recognition of nonmarital and nonconjugal relationships, private ordering through contracts, and family law pluralism?students will gain foundational knowledge and analytical tools to think deeply and rigorously about the law governing adult relationships.
Throughout the course, students will engage with key legal doctrines and theories, such as the liberal conception of individual autonomy, state interest in promoting social stability, privatization of dependency, the tensions between law and social norms, and feminist approaches to the regulation of relationships. By analyzing cases and legal debates, students will develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the complex and often conflicting values and interests involved in regulating intimate relationships.
Grade Components: 100% Final Paper.
הקורס מזכה ב-2 ש"ס. יינתן באנגלית