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209.45 sec. 001 - Psychology of Diversity and Discrimination in American Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Victoria Plaut  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

Meeting:

    W 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From January 20, 2021
    To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 20, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 32253

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM


How does the psychology of culture, race, and ethnicity shape the legal pursuit of diversity and equal treatment? How are people thinking about, reacting to, and doing diversity in their everyday lives? What are the predominant perspectives on diversity and how are they being deployed or challenged in legal battles over race-conscious policies? What are the implications for efforts to remedy historic discrimination? These will be the central questions of this course. We will examine concepts of race and culture, various understandings of and approaches to diversity found in the law, and the role of sociocultural structures in shaping the operation of anti-discrimination law and social policy. Special attention will be given to the use of diversity-related psychological research in law. Some topics include: inclusive institutional design; psychology of desegregation, colorblindness and equal protection; "critical mass," "diversity benefits," and affirmative action; stereotyping, intent, and anti-discrimination law; psychology of sexism in the workplace; psychology of social class and poverty. Students will broaden their toolkit for analyzing legal debates and issues surrounding “diversity” and learn how to create opportunities for building inclusive and equitable diverse environments.

Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.

Requirements Satisfaction:


This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.


Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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