Race and the Law SeminarClass Term:
Spring Term 2020-2021Catalog Number:
3 (2 Contact, 1 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Seminar - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
Final Paper 50%
Class Participation 50%, which includes an evaluation of one required in class presentation
This seminar addresses the racial and legal history of major racial groups in the U.S., including African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and Whites. In addition to these histories, the seminar includes the following topics: competing definitions of race and racism; the legal system’s contribution to the construction of race; race, voting, and participation in democracy; developing notions of equality; segregation and education; race, marriage, and family; race and crime; and responses to racism.