Race and Justice
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
The focus of this seminar is the goal of racial equality and justice, within the larger scope of civil rights and social justice. The federal Constitution encompasses critical principles of equality, liberty, justice and dignity under doctrines of equal protection and fundamental rights (including nearly all the Bill of Rights and substantive due process rights). As a seminar member you will identify a topic for an in-depth seminar paper on any aspect of racial justice. Your paper may focus on any aspect of racial equality or racial justice and can focus on any disciplinary perspective or multiple disciplines (eg, history, sociology, developmental psychology, or empirical work, as well as law). The reading weeks of the class will focus on the book Four Hundred Souls.