Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

PLST 330 901 (CRN: 24433)

RACE AND THE LAW

Long Title: RACE AND THE LAW: HOW LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS HAVE PERPETUATED RACISM AND SUPPORTED PROGRESS
Department: Politics Law Social Thought
Instructor: Leebron, David W.
Meeting: 4:00PM - 4:50PM T FULLY ONLINE (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 31
Section Enrolled: 16
Enrollment data as of: 28-MAY-2022 9:21PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
11-MAY-2021  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T TBA TBA
 
Description: This course is intended to introduce students to legal frameworks of analysis and sources of law pertaining to issues of racial equality. We will focus on questions such as: How has law been used to perpetuate inequality? How has law made it more difficult to achieve reforms to advance equality? How have law and legal institutions helped advance racial equality and justice? Some of the areas of focus include land use policy and segregation, criminal justice, education, environmental disparities and voting. Readings will include both secondary sources (books, scholarly pieces and popular media) and legal materials (primarily Supreme Court decisions).