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286.84 sec. 001 - Antisemitism and the Law (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Steven M Solomon  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: TBA
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024
Class Number: 33941

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 5
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 04/16 06:16 AM

This class will explore the intersection of antisemitism and the law. It will begin by covering the history of law as a vehicle for institutionalizing antisemitism, law as a vehicle for combating antisemitism, and law as a political tool to combat antisemitism. We will also review discriminatory laws in the United States and other areas and countries against Jews, including in Nazi Germany. Other topics covered will include the intersection of legal antisemitism definitions and anti-Zionism, the intersection of free speech laws and antisemitism (e.g., the Skokie march and chants for ethnic cleansing of Jews), the historical discrimination of college and university campuses against Jews through admission quotas as well as the modern day application of Title VI of the Higher Education Act to issues of antisemitism on college and university campuses. We will also study issues of international law including the Genocide Convention as well as the Nuremberg trials.

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.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class may be counted as either an Option 1 class (two Option 1 classes satisfy the J.D. writing requirement) or units from this class may count toward the J.D. Race and Law Requirement. This class may count for both requirements if and only if a student is electing Option 1 and the student's other Option 1 class being used to satisfy the J.D. writing requirement is not being counted towards any other requirement.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

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

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Required Books are in blue

  • Antisemitism: Here and Now
    Deborah E. Lipstadt
    Publisher: Schocken
    ISBN: 9780805243376
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-holocaust World
    Michael J. Bazyler
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780195395693
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Israel's Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945–1949
    Jeffrey Herf
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781316517963
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America
    Kenneth L. Marcus
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9780521127455
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
    Jerome Karabel
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    ISBN: 9780618773558
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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