Curriculum Guide · Courses
Race and American Law
Professor Sheryll Cashin
J.D. Course 586 | 4 credit hours
This four-credit course will provide students with an in-depth examination of the issue of race in the American legal process from the formation of the United States Constitution in 1787 to the present. It is a legal history course that will survey the legal rules and institutions that have shaped racial identity and race relations, particularly concerning the experience of African Americans, American Indians, Latinos/as, and Asian Americans. Among the subjects that will be covered are: Indian removal, slavery, Reconstruction, segregation, Japanese-American internment, civil rights, citizenship and immigration. The course will also cover most of the seminal “race” cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Recommended: Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties.
Students may not receive credit for this course and Race and American Law Seminar.
Laptops may not be used during class sessions.