This summer we launched an update to the Family Law Module. We would like to acknowledge the many contributions of Professor Marcia Canavan at UCONN School of Law whose insights will give readers a glimpse into a dynamic area of law that is rapidly changing in the face of new reproductive technologies and family structures. The Family Law Module has been updated with new articles and cases including “Paradigmatic Changes in Gender Justice: The Advancement of Reproductive Rights in International Human Rights Law” by Alma Beltran y Puga, Roman v. Roman, K.M. v. E.G., and the groundbreaking decision from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Artavia Murillo et al. v. Costa Rica.
The Center’s course modules, including the newly updated Family Law Module are intended to advance the understanding of reproductive rights as human rights and help law teachers bring in a comparative and international law perspective. The Center has created modules for six courses that involve reproductive health: Abortion Law, Family Law, Reproductive Rights, Reproductive Technology, Women and the Law and The Undue Burden Standard. Materials were chosen to make it easy for faculty to bring in non-U.S. cases (ranging from Ireland to India to South Africa) and an international human rights legal framework into a discussion of U.S. law. Course modules are available free to law faculty and can be easily downloaded for immediate use. Teachers interested in receiving a hard copy of these modules should contact the Manager of the Law School Initiative Nicole Tuszynski at [email protected].