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Intersectionality and Private Law (LAW-DS-INTER-22)


Department LAW
Course category LAW Intensive Seminar - 3 credits
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2022-2023
Credits 3 (EUI Law credits)
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13/04/2023 10:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

13/04/2023 14:00-16:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

14/04/2023 10:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

14/04/2023 14:00-16:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati


The seminar explores the relationships between intersectionality and claims to justice in the context of private law.
Intersectionality, a term coined by KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, refers to the ways in which multiple interlocking and mutually constitutive systems of oppression give rise to structural dimensions of injustice that come to bear on and connect to identities of people simultaneously, such as gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, ability -amongst others.
Theories of justice, and of just private law, conceptualize the equal and even application of law to legal subjects as a central way to maintain or contribute to a more just society, i.e., social justice. Yet, both in theory and practice, the implications of intersectionality for claims of justice in private law have not been taken on.
The first objective of the seminar is to explore the intersectionality as a prism to explore claims of social justice.
The second objective is to discuss the relationship between intersectionality, justice and private law, both as part of the problem (contract law as intersectional domination) and as a possible part of the solution (restorative justice through contract law).

First, Second & Third Term: registration from 19 to 26 September.

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