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Race and Gender in the Law (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-716
- Class Number: 03402
- Instructor: Ariela Gross
Description: This course will investigate race and gender in the law in two senses: the experience of women and people of color as they have encountered legal institutions and processes; and the role of law in constructing racial and gender identities -- in defining the very meaning of race and gender in American culture. By looking at these issues from a variety of different angles, focusing our attention on the legal understandings and consciousness of women and people of color themselves, the course seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the complex interactions among law, politics and culture. It will draw on legal materials (cases and law review articles) as well as first-person narratives and readings from history, anthropology, and cultural criticism.
Requirements: All students will be required to read and to participate in classroom discussion (obviously, attendance is required). Students will prepare questions for discussion for each week’s class meeting (at least ten), and produce a final paper based on original research, of approximately twenty pages in length. A prospectus and rough draft will be required. CR/D/F permitted.
To satisfy the upper division writing requirement the course must be taken for a numerical grade.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: T 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 114
- Exam: Paper
- Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Required and graded
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