This seminar introduces students to Critical Race Theory - an academic project with potential political and legal implications.
The project is to expose the interaction of race and law, in particular, the ways in which law has helped to create and define "race." It also exposes how racial subordination and privilege was a crucial context for the creation of many seemingly neutral legal concepts, such as property and liberty.
Critical Race Theory will be contrasted to alternative academic-political perspectives on law, such as liberalism and traditionalism.
The areas of law to which the course will apply Critical Race Theory may include Family Law, Property, Immigration, Anti-discrimination Law, and Criminal Law.