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
LAWS 5303 - Civil Procedure
Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
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
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
Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
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
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
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.