The Color Line and the Problem of Reparations (S)

LAW JD 878

This seminar examines the role of race and ethnicity in American law and social practice from the early colonial period to the present and in the light of that history it considers the possibility of reparations for those affected by slavery and discrimination. It will focus on the experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans Latinos Americans, and some immigrant groups, and will address such issues as the history of reparations, their aims and forms, who might have a valid claim to reparations, and how reparations might reasonably be funded. Readings will include A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki, Reparations: Pro and Con by Alfred Brophy, and other historical and legal materials. Seminar members will take turns initiating discussion by addressing the issues set for a given seminar meeting. A term paper will be required on an approved topic: a complete and polished draft will be revised in light of comments received. Grades will primarily be based on the final version of the term paper, with consideration given to contributions to seminar discussions. This seminar is open to law students, philosophy graduate students, and advanced philosophy majors. As it originates in the Law School, it will follow the Law School's calendar and time schedule. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 8 students. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Lyons LAW 508 W 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval
Mts w/GRS PH651
Class Full

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