Race, Education and Opportunity

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/58
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1410-1530
  • SL262
01/21/2020 04/23/2020

Course Description

From the founding of our nation, law and policy’s treatment of race have shaped society. This course examines the influence of race on American society beginning with slavery through modern times, with an influence on how race has shaped education and opportunity. The course studies and critiques the legal and policy architecture of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments though the laws of the Civil Rights Movement. It then analyzes how law and policy’s treatment of race have shaped desegregation and integration, affirmative action, and discipline, to name a few of the topics. The class also explores the intersection of race and poverty in education and how this intersection influences educational opportunities.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This class will visit the Virginia Museum of History and Culture from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The museum is located at 428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220. This visit replaces class on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM