LAW Law and Race
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Law and Race
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Civil Rights: Antidiscrimination : Whether you intend to do policy work or pursue an academic career, it is useful to develop the skills of writing a scholarly paper. This course is a particularly good choice for those with a scholarly interest in the way our legal system deals with discrimination and other differences experienced by members of a racial minority, experiences that show up variously in education, employment and the criminal justice system.
General course Description:
This seminar explores the intersection of race with legal institutions in both historical and contemporary contexts. Given that the seminar is designed to culminate in a scholarly paper, much of the reading will consist of canonical law review articles and other forms of legal scholarship. Although students are welcome to address a wide range of paper topics, the assigned readings will include: racial profiling, racial tokenism, and critical race theory (and its discontents). Students will be evaluated upon class participation and a substantial written paper. Students in the seminar will write a substantial research paper of either 18 pages to receive 2 units of credit or 26 pages to receive 3 credits. Elements used in grading: Class participation and research paper.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law
Course Frequency: Offered once a year