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286T sec. 001 - Race and American Law (Spring 2019)

Instructor: Ian F. Haney-López  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3


    W 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
    Location: Law 134
    From January 09, 2019
    To January 25, 2019

    W 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
    Location: Law 136
    From January 28, 2019
    To April 19, 2019

Course Start: January 09, 2019
Course End: April 19, 2019
Class Number: 32356

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM

The entwined relationship between race and American law reaches back to the earliest colonial settlements in North America, which codified the transformation of unfree labor into race-based slavery and used law to excuse the seizure of Native American land. It also threatens to extend deep into the future. In addition to surveying this enormous field, Race and American Law has three goals: to promote a basic literacy in canonical race law cases; to emphasize how race has evolved since the civil rights era; and to study today’s dominant racial rhetoric.

The course emphasizes class participation. It overlaps only slightly with the instructor's Constitutional Law course and Critical Race Theory seminar, and may be taken concurrently with either. The final exam is a take-home essay that students may schedule at their convenience.

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: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law

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