Feminist Law Courses

There are opportunities to explore feminist approaches to law at UBC through dedicated feminist law courses (see below, and please note that these courses are not offered every year), as well as through the mandatory upper year course in Jurisprudence and Critical Perspectives, and by taking courses such as Corporations, Evidence, Family Law, Labour Law, Social Welfare Law and Legal Ethics from feminist faculty members.


Feminist law courses that have been offered in recent years include:

Law 307: Women, Law and Social Change

A survey of feminist approaches to law, with reference to selected substantive areas of law.

Offered in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 with Professor Renee Cochard, and in 2016-2017 with Professor Debra Parkes.

Law 308: Feminist Legal Theory 

Recent developments in feminist legal theory.

Offered in 2013-2014 with Professor Susan Boyd.

Law 365: Women, Law and Family

Feminist and other critical perspectives on the relationship between unequal gender relations and laws embodying a concept of "family".

Offered in 2014-2015 with instructors Kasari Govender and Laura Track.

Law 402:  The Law of Sexual Offences

This seminar explores current issues in the criminal law of sexual offences.

Offered in 2015-2016 with Professor Janine Benedet.