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Law and Social Change: The Civil Rights Movement Seminar
J.D. Seminar 612 | 3 credit hours
This seminar explores the relationship between law and social change and the respective roles of lawyers and non-lawyer community activists, through the prism of the Civil Rights Movement (CRM) in the United States. While the course centers on events that occurred between 1954 and 1968, the years most often associated with the formal CRM, the course will also examine significant events that occurred before that period and will also identify lessons that era holds for us today. Course materials will draw from legal, literary, and film sources.
Recommended: Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties.
Laptops may not be used during class sessions.