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286.65 sec. 001 - Criminalizing Race and Poverty: The Enduring Consequences of Court Ordered Debt (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Asher Waite-Jones  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1

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

Meeting:

    M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 240
    From January 13, 2020
    To March 09, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: March 09, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 31960
Class Number: 31960

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM


This course will explore the multitudes of ways in which the criminal justice system has turned a profit on the backs of people accused of and convicted of crimes, from convicting leasing, to chain gangs, to the rise of our reliance as a society on revenues derived from traffic tickets and misdemeanors. The course will introduce students to the subject area and to stakeholders and advocates that practice in the field”e.g., attorneys, public defenders, judges, court personnel, and other parties. Writing assignments will include reflections on our readings and crafting creative legal arguments and legislative solutions to the problems presented.

Asher Waite-Jones is an attorney clinical instructor at the East Bay Community Law Center where he focuses on decriminalization of poverty. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to joining EBCLC, Asher was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco, where he represented clients in moving violation and quality of life infraction proceedings in juvenile and adult traffic courts.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Criminal Law
Race and Law

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