Civil Rights Litigation Since 1978: A Practitioner's Perspective|
This course will examine major themes in modern civil rights litigation in the United States between 1978 and 2020. The course will review major cases challenging police misconduct, school segregation and housing segregation, including exclusionary land use policies, sexual harassment, and bullying, as well as cases supporting voting and gay rights.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
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Major assignments: Students will be asked to present argument before their peers regarding the issues raised in and by these cases and will also be presented with imaginary fact patterns and asked to discern the critical legal issues raised and apply both the settled law and aspirational law as we develop it socratically. In addition, students will select an area of civil rights litigation and writing about its evolution.
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Major readings (examples; to be read in whole or in part): Reading critical legal cases and some Law review articles, essays. Students will be expected to read both a representative series of cases, law review articles, and commentary, essays on those cases.
|Instructor(s): Sussman,Michael H Times: ....R.. 06:00PM-09:00PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 6||SO: 6||FR: 6|
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