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217.9 sec. 001 - Critical Theories of Law & Legal Education (Spring 2019)

Instructor: Abbye Atkinson  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Joy Milligan  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1


    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-01-10

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-01-24

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-02-07

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-02-21

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-03-07

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-03-21

    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 111
    On 2019-04-04

Course Start: January 10, 2019
Course End: April 04, 2019
Class Number (1Ls): 32301
Class Number: 32301

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 21
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM

Law aspires to objectivity and rationality, but can we discern the unstated norms, biases, and assumptions that it rests upon? What is the relationship of law to power and inequality? How does law interact with, reproduce, or challenge hierarchies of class, race, gender, and ability? How do we as legal practitioners exist and find meaningful work within those structures? This course grapples with these questions and provides an introduction to critiques of law and legal education, from the perspectives of Legal Realism, Critical Legal Studies, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, and Sociolegal Studies, among others. We will meet every other week for two hours. The required coursework consists of two written reading responses and assisting in leading discussion during one class meeting.

This course meets every other Thursday January 10th-April 4th.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Legal Theory and History
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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