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LAW 1070: Citizenism: Race and Immigration
Spring 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 51221

Course Description

This is a 3-credit hour course that will examine how shifting racial legal categories are a critical factor in constructing citizenship. Our review will center on intersectional rights, justice, and liberation through the prism of historical, contextualized, and modernized immigration law, enforcement, and politics. Thus, our discussions will analyze identity issues such as race, class, gender, immigration status, and sexuality. Specific doctrinal areas of law covered in this course include Constitutional Law and Criminal Law to advance your understanding of how our legal system and governance impact marginalized communities in the United States. Furthermore, students will use scholarship from civil rights and human rights legal experts to form their own strategies for how to advance the rights of this country’s most marginalized communities. Students can fulfill the Research Paper Component and/or the Upper-Level Writing Requirement through this seminar.


Day/Time Location
M 10:00-11:50 AM Barrack 205

Course Details

  • Evelyn Rangel-Medina
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research
  • Bias in the Law


Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

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