Searching for Balance


Course Code:
LAW 681G
Law Mandatory P/R/F


This discussion group will explore the topic of work-life balance, in particular how women and men in law and other demanding professions negotiate the demands of work and family. Readings will include a wide range of perspectives – current social science research, contemporary fiction, feminist theory, debate in the popular media, comparative studies of other countries. We will consider the factors that make work-life balance so elusive, including government policies (e.g., maternity leave and child care); gender roles in the family; the institutional culture and structure of particular workplaces; differences related to race, ethnicity and economic status; and individual choices that men and women make about how to lead lives that they find meaningful. Begin in Winter Quarter and run through Spring Quarter. Class meeting dates: To be determined by instructor. DISCUSSIONS IN ETHICAL & PROFESSIONAL VALUES COURSES RANKING FORM: To apply for this course, 2L, 3L and Advanced Degree students must complete and submit a Ranking Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration). See Ranking Form for instructions and submission deadline. Elements used in grading: Class attendance at all sessions and class participation.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Spring

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