Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Right to Equality and Inequality in Latin America

531AP | 2.0 credits


This course aims to present an understanding of the relationship between legal and economic factors and the role that relevant actors are undertaking. In particular, it will examine, on the one hand, legislation that is being passed in certain countries with the objective to increase the participation of the disadvantaged groups and, on the other hand, the position of judges that are given a wider voice in these issues (given that many countries have included class actions on their civil procedure legislation). The course will focus on subjects like education (which many analysts agree is a key factor in the right to equality), gender, and public utilities. Geographically, it will discuss general perspectives while later focusing on a few concrete experiences in Latin America as examples that illustrate the developments in the field.