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LAW 5021: Race and the Law
Fall 2017 • Section 01

Course Description

The goal of this course is to focus on the many ways that law and legal regimes interact with race and ethnicity in the United States. The course is structured to encourage broad and diverse thinking about the nexus of race and law in a variety of legal fields. In addition to covering the broad legal background pertaining to legal regimes that have been applied to various ethnic groups in the United States, the course will cover the contemporary interaction of law and race with respect to a variety of matters, including: voting, education, social equality, employment, affirmative action, freedom of expression, crime, and economic opportunity. The class specifically welcomes all ideologies and viewpoints, and the material presented will cover law and legal controversies from across a variety of groups, historical eras, and political perspectives.


Day/Time Location
T/Th 2:35-3:50 PM Barrack 102

Course Details

  • Hosea Harvey
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement


Registration Info

Registration Notes

This course is offered as a "hybrid" course. Most students take it as an exam course. A limited number of students may take it as a writing seminar. Request course number 5021 to take this course as an exam course. Request course number 1039 to take this course as a writing seminar.

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 1039 (Race and the Law)

Book List/Materials