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286T sec. 001 - Race and American Law (Spring 2020)

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

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
    Location: Law 115
    From January 16, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 16, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32025
Class Number: 32025

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/16 11:02 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 examine the interplay of racism with other social hierarchies, especially gender and class.

The course emphasizes class participation. It overlaps only slightly with Constitutional Law and Critical Race Theory seminar, and may be taken concurrently with either. The final exam is a take-home essay.

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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  • Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America
    Ian Haney López
    Publisher: The New Press
    ISBN: 9781620975657
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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