Civil Rights Law

Law 299






This course surveys civil rights laws with a particular focus on federal statutes prohibiting discrimination.  We will critically analyze questions regarding notions of “minority” status, what constitutes discrimination, and competing views of the role of government to ensure equal rights for all.   We will examine prohibitions against discrimination in different contexts, such as education, the criminal justice system, housing, employment, and family law.  Within each of context, we will also compare and contrast protections for different groups, such as racial minorities, language minorities and immigrants, women, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.  

Political and Civil Rights; Constitutional Litigation


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