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Constitutional Law: Critical Race Perspectives Seminar
J.D. Seminar 069 | 3 credit hours
This seminar is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to consider, in some depth, the impact of racism on American law and to explore a variety of ways in which individuals trained as lawyers might best employ their skills and positions to combat racism in our culture and within the institutions in which we work and live. In addition to case law and statutes, the seminar considers literature from the social sciences and the humanities, as well as the life stories of participants, in an extensive examination and critical evaluation of Supreme Court doctrine and legal theory applying the equal protection clause to racial issues. Special attention will be given to the emerging genre of critical race theory.
Recommended: Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Critical Race Theory Seminar.
Enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class to be enrolled.