Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7715
    Sched. No.: 114219492

Law and Social Movements: Insights from Critical Race Theory (SC)
Section 1
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Torres, Gerald



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWRF, 1600-1800 (WB119)
Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**
Current Enrollment:4 **This information is current as of 04/23/2014 06:15:10 AM**

Course Description:

This short course meets 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, March 19-21, and Monday-Friday, March 24-28.

This short course will endeavor to explore and to better explicate the relationship between cultural, political and legal change. We will take insights from cognate disciplines and activities to explore the way society evolves both pragmatically and normatively with specific attention to enduring legal changes. We will try and better understand the narrative construal of reality: how do stories impact and define the ways we understand the world and our place in it. Finally we will take our understandings derived from the first three goals just described and to apply them to the work that lawyers do. This includes the internal and external roles that lawyers play: How do you become a more role literate participant in social change. For this class it especially emphasizes the actual formal legal work that lawyers do and the roles that they play in relationship to the organizing process and the building of a movement.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this short course must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Two short (4-5 page) essays based on the readings