A Community of Equals (21077). 4 units. Should the law be used for eradicating patterns of inequalities that mark American society and if so, how? The inequalities that are the subject of this seminar and the required research papers will be defined broadly, including those based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, nationality, or immigration status. Special attention will be given in our weekly meetings, however, to the recent assaults on the Second Reconstruction by the Supreme Court and the manifold practices, including mass incarceration, inner city policing, and school assignment policies, that have led to the emergence and perpetuation of the black underclass. Enrollment limited. O.M. Fiss.
Course Bidding:If the seminar is oversubscribed: (1) Twelve students will be chosen on a random basis from those listing the seminar as a first choice; (2) the remaining number of students will be selected from those first-choice bidders who submit a one-page memorandum indicating some special background or special interest with the subject matter of the seminar.