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218.31 sec. 001 - Angel Island - Legal Histories of Imprisonment (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Leti Volpp  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 3:35 PM - 6:05 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 19, 2023
To February 09, 2023

Th 3:35 PM - 6:05 PM
Location: Law 134
On 2023-02-23

Course Start: January 19, 2023
Course End: February 23, 2023
Class Number: 32676
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 29
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 39
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

This one credit course will provide an opportunity to learn about the history of the immigration detention center on Angel Island and its connections to carceral regimes today. The course is designed to accompany the campus-wide project “A Year on Angel Island” and students are encouraged to take advantage of the other programming taking place across campus this year.

We will meet five times during the semester. The course will begin with an introductory session where we will learn more about the context of Angel Island through lecture, discussion and a collective viewing of excerpts of the documentary, “The Chinese Exclusion Act.” This will be followed by the opportunity to engage with three leading historians of Angel Island, immigration exclusion, detention and imprisonment: Professors Erika Lee, Elliott Young, and Nayan Shah. These sessions will begin with a lecture by the guest lecturer open to the public, followed by a closed session for the guest lecturer and students enrolled in this course. While we will be meeting in person as a class, the guest lecturers will appear on zoom.

This course is open to 1Ls.

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

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