This seminar examines the civil rights movement that began in the years before Brown v. Board of Education and continued throughout the 1950's and 1960's. This examination is based on the PBS video series "Eyes on the Prize" and additional readings. The videos and the readings provide social, cultural, and historical perspectives on the civil rights movement and the legal developments that grew out of that movement.
Provides an introduction to race as it relates to and is reflected in the law. The seminar focuses on the role and experience of African-Americans, Asian- Americans, Latin-Americans, and Native-Americans in American society, with attention to questions concerning critical race theory, class, family, and feminism.
A look at the way law and the legal systems affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. The class will explore domestic and international laws that sanction discrimination against the LGBT community and the struggle for equality by this community.
This course focuses on the constitutional, statutory and jurisprudential rules of law which make up the field of Federal Indian Law. Attention will be given to the historical framework from which the rules were derived. The course will consider subject-specific areas of Indian Law like hunting and fishing rights, stewardship of natural resources, economic development and protection of religion and cultural lifestyles.