Regulation of Family, Sex, and Gender Workshop

The University of Chicago Law School Workshop on Regulating Family, Sex and Gender will resume meetings in the Winter and Spring Quarters on irregular Wed. from 4-6:00 in Room E.

This workshop exposes students to recent academic work in the regulation of family, sex, gender, and sexuality and in feminist theory. Workshop sessions, to be held irregularly throughout the Winter and Spring quarters, are devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers from outside speakers and University faculty. The substance and methodological orientation of the papers will both be diverse. The grade is based on a substantial paper or series of short reaction papers, with class participation taken into account. Substantial paper writers require permission of the instructor. Undergraduates admitted only with permission of the instructor.

All interested persons are welcome at any workshop sessions that  interest them. If you are not on the mailing list and wish to be added, please contact Mary Anne Case at

Paper copies will not be distributed.

2013-2014 Workshops

8 Jan 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Paper: "Before Marriage: The Unexplored History of Nonmarital Recognition and Its Relationship to Marriage," commentator: Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern Law

22 Jan 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Paper: “A ‘New Dreyfus Affair’?  Catholics, Gender, and the Turn to the Human in the French Gay Marriage Debates,” commentator TBA

29 Jan 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Paper: “Deprivative Recognition,” commentator TBA

12 Feb 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Paper:  “Conferring Dignity: The Metamorphosis of the Legal Homosexual,” commentator Martha Nussbaum

19 Feb 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Paper:"'That's Not My Daughter': The Paradoxes of Documenting Jihadist Mass Rape in 1990s Algeria and Beyond,”  commentator TBA