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: Please describe briefly why you would like to take the course; what, if any experience or interest you may have with regard to capital punishment and criminal justice, past work experience of any kind (including summer work between years of law school); and what you expect or would like to do upon graduation. Be sure to include your name and year in law school. 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 10, 4:30 p.m.