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286T sec. 001 - Race and American Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Ian F. Haney-López  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Asad Rahim  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Th 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 21, 2021
To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 21, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32097
Class Number: 32097

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 31
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 34
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

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 courses on Constitutional Law and Critical Race Theory, and may be taken concurrently with these classes. The final exam is a take-home essay.

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.

Real-time 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 or have prior permission of the instructor 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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