Course Information

Course Number

587

Credits

2

Area of Study & Practice

  • Family Property and Relations

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Writing

Race and the Law

Are we a post-racial society? Is English-only the way to go? Is there a model minority? Are Native American children better off with Native American parents? Should affirmative action be abolished? Are all women white and all blacks men? Was Brown right? This seminar will explore the historical and contemporary treatment of race in the United States by both the courts and the legislature. The seminar will employ an interdisciplinary approach to examining the social and political forces that have and continue to contribute to the development of legal doctrine in the areas of education, employment, health care, interracial sex and marriage, and public accommodations, among other things. Throughout, the seminar will explore the definition of race, the intersection of race and gender, the interplay of race and class, the juxtaposition of various racial groups, and the utility of a biracial dichotomy in a multiracial and multiethnic society. Materials will include cases, films, law review articles, excerpts from books, and other nonlegal materials. The seminar will examine race from a multiracial, multiethnic perspective. Participation from a diverse group of students is encouraged. A paper will be required.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2014
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Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2012
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Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2010
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FAST TRACK; 1st 7 weeks of semester.

Guy-Uriel Charles
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2009
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Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2008
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Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2007
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Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2004

Trina Jones
Race and the Law 587.01
Spring 2003