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JD Graduation Requirements

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

Duke Law in DC: Federal Civil Rights & Law

This course is open to students participating in the Duke in DC integrated externship program (LAW 679: Duke Law in DC Externship). The Federal Civil Rights & Law course is a graded, 2-credit, weekly class that focuses on federal civil rights law, policy and enforcement, with particular attention to civil rights issues in current events. Students will develop critical analysis skills that are necessary to evaluate federal civil rights law and policy creation and enforcement, and will produce a 30-page final research paper for the course.

This course is open to second- and third-year law students, by permission only.

Credits: 2

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.


Margaret C. Hu, H. Jefferson Powell
Duke Law in DC: Federal Civil Rights & Law 607.01
Spring 2010
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