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Discrimination in Education (Davis)
Fall 2019   LAW 969-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
T 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Silverman Hall M28

Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Other Professional Skills: legal writing; advocacy; case analysis ability; legal strategy; public interest

Grading
35% Participation,
45% Paper,
20% Other (Class oral arguments)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

With Permission of Instructor
An interested student should notify me in the early weeks of the course, and no later than Week 6. It is expected that the student first will prepare an outline of the paper or a draft, which we will discuss in person before I will accept the final paper for credit.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- When you are better, please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

This seminar reviews the historical, social, political, and legal foundations of discrimination in education in American society and law, and explores the following subjects: changes in the legal landscape from the “separate but equal” doctrine; precursors to Brown v. Board of Education; Brown I and II and early remedy cases; the expansionof racial discrimination principles to other forms of discrimination, including sex and national origin/ethnoic discrimination; the advent and decline of affirmative action; the current state of the law of unlawful discrimination in education; categories and classifications protected against discrimination; and mutable executive, legislative, and judicial remedies for unlawful discrimination. From review and analyses of laws, cases, and other source material, with an emphasis on class participation by active, quality involvement in the group discussions, this seminar explores the roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches (local, state, and federal) in considering or resisting remedies for discrimination in American education..

Course Concentrations

Constitutional Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.

Courts and the Judicial System
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.

Perspectives on the Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.

Public Interest
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of the varied legal aspects of public interest law; Perform legal analysis in the context of public interest law; Communicate effectively on topics related to public interest law; Demonstrate an understanding of how public interest law is connected to and affected by a wide variety of legal and regulatory structures and doctrines.

Equity and Inclusion
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of the varied legal aspects of equity and inclusion; Perform legal analysis in the context of topics related to equity and inclusion; Communicate effectively on the legal aspects of equity and inclusion; Demonstrate an understanding of how equity and inclusion are connected to and affected by a wide variety of legal and regulatory structures and doctrines.