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286.65 sec. 001 - Criminalizing Race and Poverty: Carceral Capitalism & the Enduring Consequences of Court Ordered Debt (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Asher Waite-Jones  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


F 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 22, 2021
To March 05, 2021

Course Start: January 22, 2021
Course End: March 05, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32064
Class Number: 32064

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

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, activists, policy advocates, and impacted people. 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
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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