Race and the Law   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 782 - Race and the Law

Credits: 2/3

This course offers an overview of how race has been treated in American law, emphasizing both a historical perspective and current legal issues. This course examines the historical treatment of African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics. The historical discussion includes an examination of slavery and the post-Civil War amendments. The course surveys many current legal issues impacted by race, including the desegregation of schools, affirmative action, racial justice in criminal law, voting rights, and employment discrimination.

Prerequisites: None

Note: This course satisfies the perspective course requirement. It may be taken for 3 credit hours and satisfaction of the graduation writing requirement.

Basis of Grade: Student's choice of research paper or series of reading response papers, and class participation

Form of Grade: Letter