LAW Critical Race Theory
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Critical Race Theory
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[ Academia ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Civil Rights: Antidiscrimination : Students interested in a civil rights practice should take one or more courses that address the historical context of racial discrimination. This course reviews a scholarly theory about law and legal education that contends that racial inequality has so suffused American law and society that the voices of racial minorities have also been marginalized in the field of critical theory scholarship.
General course Description:
This course will consider one of the newest intellectual currents within American Legal Theory -- Critical Race Theory. Emerging during the 1980s, critical race scholars made many controversial claims about law and legal education -- among them that race and racial inequality suffused American law and society, that structural racial subordination remained endemic, and that both liberal and critical legal theories marginalized the voices of racial minorities. Course readings will be taken from both classic works of Critical Race Theory and newer interventions in the field, as well as scholarship criticizing or otherwise engaging with Critical Race Theory from outside or at the margins of the field. The class will meet 7:15PM to 9:15PM on January 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Written Assignments