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747 - Civil Rights
Professor: john a. powell
Semester: 2011 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
This course will be a survey course that will look the foundation of civil rights with a focus on how issues of public and private has shaped the understanding and jurisprudence of civil rights. We will examine how the public privates issues are more appropriately described as public, private, non-public/non-private, and corporate. The later part of the course will look at how these divisions both interact and how the courts and society understand these issues. This will also entail us looking at contemporary issues including the role of government and the market but through a history and jurisprudential lens. The debate of race and slavery have played an important and under theorized role in this development and continues to have important implications for how we address. These issues today have implications for important issues like campaign finance, immigration and the role of the court.
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