Poverty, Race, and the Law

  • Typically offered every other year

NOTE: You may not register for this class if you have already taken LAW-475, Poverty and the Law.

Poverty, Race, and the Law - Professor Juhi Aggarwal

  • Course Number: LAW-479
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 22
  • Description: We will explore interdisciplinary materials and have a critical dialogue regarding race in America and how systemic racism interacts with wealth and income inequities. While some standard legal studies concepts (case law, statutes and legal theory) will be imperative to this course, those working with clients suffering the effects of poverty must have a broader understanding of the system that perpetuates poverty. During the first half of the course, we will primarily discuss discrimination based on race, gender, ability, and national origin.  During the second half of the course, we will consider how government enforces or enjoins poverty and racism, and how attorneys are engaged in resisting or reinforcing the same.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Class participation, a group presentation, and a final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no