Frances Elisabeth Olsen

Frances Elisabeth Olsen

Professor of Law
B.A. Goddard College, 1968
J.D. University of Colorado, 1971
S.J.D. Harvard, 1984
UCLA Faculty Since 1984

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This course focuses on personal injury law, as it has developed within the Anglo-American legal tradition. In particular, the concept of negligence and the refinements of negligence law will be...

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Love it or hate it, law school is a life-altering experience. For some, the process of learning law is exhilarating and builds confidence; even so, it often changes students’ values and even their...

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This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement and deals with the law and ethics of lawyering; that is, the standards of law and the ethics that lawyers are held to (or aspire to)...

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This course focuses on the conjugal relationship, that is, marriage, registered domestic partnership, and informal cohabitation. We will examine the legal principles and social policies governing the...

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This course examines the legal and social status of women in modern American society, law and policy relating to that status, legal tools developed to address sexual inequality, and the possibility...

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As dissent becomes criminalized and activity that has previously been considered legitimate dissent can land one in jail, the distinction between exercising freedom of speech and engaging in civil...

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This seminar examines ways to negotiate being a lawyer and a sexual human being at the same time. The rules of professional responsibility and employer policies against sexual harassment offer...

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This seminar will help prepare students to defend clients charged with crimes, especially in difficult or controversial cases. It explores how, why, and when injustices arise and develops tools to...

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The seminar examines traditional legal theory from a feminist perspective and explores alternative feminist views of legal issues and standard jurisprudential quandaries. Students planning to publish...

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In recent decades, sex discrimination scholarship has moved beyond its initial focus on legal doctrine and constitutional arguments to develop a criticism of the legal system itself. This seminar...

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