Fall 2010 - Law and Race
Course ID: 397S Unique # 29130 Credit Hours: 3
3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
This seminar will explore the intersection of race with legal institutions in both historical and contemporary contexts. Given that the seminar is designed to culminate in a scholarly paper, much of the reading will consist of law review articles and other forms of legal scholarship. Although students are welcome to write about a wide range of topics, the assigned readings will include: racial profiling, racial tokenism, school integration, and critical race theory (and its discontents). Students will be evaluated upon class participation, a written paper, and an oral presentation of the paper in its preliminary stages.