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Race and the Law

  • Typically offered every other year

This seminar examines the interaction of race and the law in society. It analyzes the intersection of race, culture, ethnicity, and the various institutions including the legal and political institutions. The issues addressed include race and national security, race and the war on terror, race and medicine, race and international law, affirmative action and the U.S. military, racial profiling in a post-9/11 world, race and economic development, race and immigration, race and the criminal justice system, the Cold War and segregation, cultural differences and mandatory reporting of child abuse, the mixed race experience and the law, crimes and hate crimes, environmental racism, indigenous movements and international law, colonialism and international peacekeeping missions, and race and international conflicts.

The class grade is based on a well-written scholarly paper.  Other assignments include giving an oral presentation on the paper topic and participating in class discussion.

Meets WIE writing requirement.

Updated April 6, 2015