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Fall 2023

7397 WRS: Reproductive Rights & Justice - PORTUONDO- 25602

Professor(s): Laura Portuondo (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 
Constitutional Law

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 200 

Course Outline: In the wake of Dobbs, the question of whether and how the government should regulate reproduction is more pressing than ever. This course will provide students with the tools to answer this question by exploring the law and theory of reproductive regulation in the United States. Students will learn both historical and contemporary approaches—including reproductive rights and reproductive justice frameworks—equipping them to understand how the law reached this point and how it might change going forward.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

No book required for this course

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