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Prison Law, Policy and Advocacy Seminar
Professor Gabriel Eber
J.D. Seminar 1080 | 3 credit hours
This seminar invites students to enter what Justice Kennedy called “the hidden world of punishment” to explore the implications of incarcerating more than two million men, women, and children in the United States. We will examine current issues in correctional law and practice from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, including those of constitutional law, anthropology, public health, history, ethics, mental health, and advocacy.
Prerequisites: Students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).
Students may not receive credit for this class and the Practicum classes Mass Incarceration and Solitary Confinement or Prison Litigation Advocacy.
This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.