Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, and Disadvantage (21426). 4 units, graded, with a credit/fail option. This course will examine issues of poverty and race in the criminal justice system, particularly with regard to the imposition of the death penalty. Topics will include the right to counsel for people who cannot afford lawyers, racial discrimination, prosecutorial discretion, judicial independence, and mental health issues. Paper required. Permission of the instructor required. Enrollment limited to thirty-five. S.B. Bright.
Course Bidding Information: If you are interested in the class, in addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, you should submit a CV and a statement describing why you would like to take the course; what you have done at every job and full-time intereship, fellowship, volunteer position you have had; your employment or internship plans for the summer of 2017; and your career plans. You are welcome to describe any other experiences or interests related to taking the class. Different perspectives on capital punishment and criminal justice issues are sought for the class. Send the statement by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will be selected for the class upon review of their submissions. Statements must be submitted by December 8, 4:30 p.m. You may also upload a duplicate set of materials to the YLS:Courses bidding system.