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Hendricks, Jennifer S.



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research overview

  • Professor Hendricks's research interests include the law of pregnancy, sex equality, sex differences in parental rights, and constitutional family law.


  • feminist theory, regulation of pregnancy, parental rights, reproductive justice, LGBT rights


selected publications


courses taught

  • LAWS 5303 - Civil Procedure
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Studies modern practice in civil suits, including rules governing pleading, joinder of parties, discovery, jurisdiction of courts over the subject matter and parties, right to jury trial, appeals, and res judicata and collateral estoppel, with emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their Colorado counterpart.
  • LAWS 6270 - Law and Mathematics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Covers basic mathematical concepts frequently encountered in the practice of law. Examines the relationships between evidence, calculation, and truth. Intended especially for students who lack confidence in their math skills and/or have not previously studied statistics, but all are welcome.
  • LAWS 7105 - Family Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Focuses on nature of marriage, actions for annulment and divorce, problems of alimony and property division, separation agreements, and custody of children. Also considers illegitimacy, abortion, contraception, the status of married women in common law and under modern statutes and relations of parent and child.
  • LAWS 7135 - Parent, Child, and State
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023
    Examines the legal rights of parents and children in a constitutional framework, as well as the state's authority to define and regulate the parent-child relationship. Addresses rights of parents and children to freedom of expression and religious exercise, termination of parental rights and adoption, paternity orientation and culture in defining the family.
  • LAWS 8331 - Seminar: Equality in Sports
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Examines equality law and theory as applied to sports. Focuses on sex/gender/identity but includes treatment of disability, race, and class. Compares and contrasts the formal regime of legal equality, primarily in the form of Title IX, with equality norms developed in the larger society and within sports organizations themselves. Considers how the meaning of equality shifts across contexts, such as whether sport is treated as a business, as pure competition, or as an opportunity/public accommodation.
  • LAWS 8795 - Special Topics in Law and Feminism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Provides an introduction to core concepts of human rights, women's rights and feminism. Examination of particular fields of law through feminist lenses, issues of gender and human rights, and feminist legal approaches in other countries or in comparative/cross-cultural perspectives.


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