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Civil Rights

Black Lives Matter: Law and Culture

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Course Description: This course examines law as a site that has defined both blackness and humanness in relationship to African Americans. It also explores …


Civil Law Clinic

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Course Description: Students work with clients, appear in court, negotiate with opposing counsel, draft motions, and try cases in local, state, and federal courts …


Civil Procedure II

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Course Description: Using the federal courts as a model, this course critically examines how the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure attempt to secure the …


Civil Rights Seminar

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Course Description: This course will survey the history of civil rights laws and issues with a strong focus on race and ethnicity. It will …


Constitutional Litigation

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Course Description: Constitutional Litigation is a course in advanced and applied constitutional law. It focuses on one of the central ways in which constitutional …


Critical Race Narratives

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Course Description: This team-taught course will focus on the relationship between narrative and law by using critical race theory to examine how race in …


Critical Race Theory Seminar

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Course Explorer: This course begins with a review of the United States’, including the history of racial and religious intolerance, the Civil Rights Movement; …


Critical Theory/Critical Lawyering Seminar

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Course Explorer: This course introduces students to important strands of contemporary legal theory, including Critical Legal Studies, Critical Race, Feminist, Queer, Lat- crit, and …


Disability Discrimination

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Course Description: The course explores legal and policy issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with …


Education Law

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This course will focus primarily on K-12 education wherein students examine myriad topics: school safety issues and related efforts to protect student privacy and …


Employment Discrimination Law

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Course Description: This course addresses developments in civil rights law in the context of the workplace. We will look at the growing body of …


Employment Law

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Course Description: This course focuses on federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law restrictions on employer activities. Subjects covered …


Federal Courts

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Course Description: This course examines the scope of and limitations upon the federal judicial power under Article III of the Constitution. It is organized around …


Fourteenth Amendment Seminar

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Course Description: This advanced course in constitutional law will examine current, recurrent, and lasting topics of interest under the Fourteenth Amendment. The course will …


Gender and the Law

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Course Description: This course explores the legal significance of gender in a wide variety of contexts, including employment, criminal and civil law, and laws …


Human Rights Law

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Course Description: This course covers the protection of human rights in international law. Topics include: (1) the feasibility of requiring nation states to comply …


Immigration Law

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Course Description: The course will examine the law and policy concerning persons who want to come to the United States on a temporary or …


Law and Religion

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Course Description: This course will examine First Amendment issues raised by both the Free Exercise and the Establishment Clause. In addition, it will explore …


Law and Social Science

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Course Description: This course introduces students to the use of social science evidence by legal practitioners and courts at all levels. Such evidence is …


Law, Lawyers, and Social Movements Seminar

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Course Description: This course will examine the relationship between law, lawyers, and social movements, and, in so doing, consider the relationship between law, social …


Prisons, Police, and Borders Seminar

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Course Description: The course will consider the historical, psycho-social, and legal foundations of prison, police, and borders, and the possibilities for reforms and alternatives. …


Race and Crime Seminar

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This seminar examines questions relating to the myriad ways in which race intersects with the law and with the criminal justice system.


Remedies

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Course Description: The study of the general principles of remedies, integrating public-law and private- law forms of relief. Topics include compensation, punitive damages, damages …


Resolving Community Civil Rights Disputes

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Course Description: The course focuses on conflicts that divide a community and involve public policy issues such as civil rights, racial justice and economic …


Section 1983: Police Misconduct and Prison Violations Seminar

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Course Description: This course considers the origins, uses, and limits of section 1983 litigation in the contexts of police misconduct and prison violations.


Sex, Sexuality and the Law

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Course Description: This course will survey the various legal issues facing gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. The topics include: regulation of sexuality and gender; …


Sexual Harassment Seminar

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This seminar focuses on sexual harassment in the employment setting and in academic settings. We will start the semester with a discussion of the …


Sexual Violence Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar examines various theories of sexuality—both cross-sex and same-sex—and how they relate to notions of “sexual violence,” “sexual injury,” and “sexual …


Social Justice and the Law

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Course Description: This course introduces students to important ideas about social justice and its relation to law. Students will be introduced to classic and …


The Lawyer in the Community

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Course Description: This course is about the lawyer’s relationship to the larger community in which s/he works and lives. It surveys traditional and nontraditional …


Workplace Bias: Theories & Debates Seminar

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This seminar will explore the legal and interdisciplinary literature relating to contemporary claims of bias in the workplace, including theories of implicit bias, intersectionality …