Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2017-2018

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Spring Semester (March 1 - May 31, 2018)


Law and Gender 2018

Prof. Antonella Massaro  -  Prof. Enrica Rigo


Classes begin Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Tuesdays: 12:00-13.45
Thursdays:  14:15 – 16:00
Fridays: 12:00-13:45
Classroom 1.02 (Tommaseo building, via Ostiense,139)
Course Description:
The course will introduce different theoretical approaches that address the relation between law and gender: from critiques of the neutrality of the legal subject, to the gender mainstreaming approach and to more recent discussions on intersectionality.
Part of the seminar course will discuss case law relevant in the development of categories that are currently central to debates on law and gender, such as vulnerability, exploitation and consent. Particular attention will be paid to the implementation of the gender mainstreaming approach in International Human Rights discourse and instruments.
Finally, the course will dedicate specific attention to the penal instrument contrasting violence against women at national and European level.

Course Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, successful students will be familiar with the main issues related to law and gender and debated at international level. Furthermore, successful students will be familiar with the main instruments implementing the gender mainstreaming approach.  

Course Learning Activities:
The teaching methodology implemented during the course will encourage the active participation of students and their involvement in the choice of coursework topics.

Assessment Tools:
The students will be evaluated for their active participation in the course activities, through coursework, and a final oral examination on the course topics.  

Attendance Policy:
Students must attend at least 70% of the lessons.

Course reading materials:
 Reading materials will be distributed during the course.

Class Schedules:
Tuesday: 12.00 – 13.30
Thursday: 14.00 – 15.30
Friday: 12.00 – 13.30
Calendar (First lesson: 6 March 2018)
Dates Theme Speaker
Week 1 Presentation of the course Antonella Massaro – Enrica Rigo
  International women strike
Film Ibi di marzo
Antonella Massaro – Enrica Rigo
Week 2 Making Trouble
Legal feminism
Enrica Rigo
  CEdaw Loretta Bondi
  Violence against women Ilaria Boiano
Week 3 Film Boys Don’t Cry
Antonella Massaro
  Violence against women: historical and procedural issues Antonella Massaro – Diletta Perugia
Week 4 Film The Danish Girl Antonella Massaro
  Sex and contract Still to be defined
Week 5 Women in prison Antonella Massaro
  Film Transamerica Antonella Massaro
Week 6 Right to asylum Ilaria Boiano
  Film Pride Antonella Massaro
Week 7 Right to asylum in a gender perspective Enrica Rigo – Nuno Ferreira
Week 8 Status of women: an historical perspective Still to be defined
Week 9 Crimes against women and multiculturalism Antonella Massaro
Week 10 Discussion of students about specific topics of the course  



 Student comments Spring 2018

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