Explores the many ways in which race and the law have interacted historically and continue to interact. Students read and discuss a wide variety of materials, presenting a variety of viewpoints. Materials include historical, social-scientific, critical race theory, and feminist writers, as well as current legal materials. The goal in the seminar is to assist each participant to develop his or her own thinking on this important current issue.
Grading: Grade is based on paper and class participation, and either short "reflection" essays or a class presentation, depending on instructor. (With the instructor's prior permission, the paper option may fulfill the Advanced Research and Writing Requirement.)
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