217.9 sec. 001 - Critical Theories of Law & Legal Education (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Abbye Atkinson (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Joy Milligan (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 240
From January 16, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32011
Class Number: 32011
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 06/16 11:02 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.
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.
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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.