Controversies in Antidiscrimination Law (20235). 2 units. One of the defining features of American antidiscrimination law over the past several decades has been the proliferation of grounds on which people have sought legal redress for discrimination. Antidiscrimination claims based on race, sex, and religion remain common, but courts today also confront antidiscrimination claims based on disability, sexual orientation, accent and language skills, weight, and appearance. Moreover, antidiscrimination claims today are not always brought by people conventionally understood to be victims of identity-based forms of discrimination: white people claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of race; men claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex; beautiful people claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of appearance. Some of these claims have been recognized by courts; others have been rejected. This seminar will examine which forms of discrimination have been outlawed and why the law protects individuals against some forms of discrimination and not others. Our overarching goal will be to think through the profound question of when discrimination is wrong and what the law should do about it. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited. C. Franklin.
SLB - 113 (Mon) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10113
Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 224.5 hour(s)
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