There are many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of various areas of law. Our professors are passionate about sharing the most fascinating aspects of their areas of expertise with students in the classroom. Programs, courses, journals, and student groups round out the learning experience for students, giving students freedom to explore their interests and refine their skills.

Civil Rights

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Some of the most well-known legal battles in American history have involved questions of civil rights – school desegregation, voting rights, gender discrimination in hiring, and more. But, this broad field is constantly evolving and today includes discrimination against racial minorities, immigrants, women, LGBT individuals, the disabled, and others.

The field of civil rights law involves both statutory and constitutional laws that protect individual and political rights, and the Moritz curriculum reflects a deep commitment to studying civil rights, inequality, and the role of law.

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Programs & Other Opportunities


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