Answer these questions: Analyze the evolution of the Violence Against Women Act

Answer these questions:
Analyze the evolution of the Violence Against Women Act from its first passage in 1994 through its reauthorizations over the last decades (including its current standing after the House passage in 2021) in relation to themes from the course. You may want to consider the law’s relationship to the growing abolitionist movement and calls for transformative and restorative justice, definitions of the state, or the hegemony of law and order discourse.

Answer these questions: Explain how culture appears in the U.S. courtroom. Which

Answer these questions: Explain how culture appears in the U.S. courtroom. Which legal subjects require or have recourse to a cultural explanation? Who are the translators of culture and what are their methods of translation? What might postcolonial theory, comparative law, and/or international human rights frameworks add to a discussion of gender and law in the U.S.?
Hints: 1. Do not overuse the same examples in responding to different questions; 2. Use as many different readings and lectures as possible in completing the exam (also remember your web resources); 3. Outline your answers in advance to choose your best evidence and make your argument clear; 4. Be mindful of the historical and ideological context for your analyses; and 5. Though opinions and emotions are crucial as first steps in your process of generating a response, your answers should concentrate on the evidence from course materials that supports your reaction.