Race, Law, and the Southern City

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1540-1740
  • WB121
01/22/2020 04/22/2020

Course Description

This course will focus on the legal, political, and social history of Charlottesville in order to develop a broader account of how race, law, land use, and economic development intersect in a small southern town. The physical development of Charlottesville from colonial to present times will be discussed, as will subjects such as residential racial segregation, downtown redevelopment, urban renewal, school desegregation, city-county conflicts, and town-gown relations. Historical materials will be used to shed light on contemporary policy debates, which in turn will be related to larger regional and national trends.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Substantial research paper required, which will be due via EXPO by noon on the last day of the exam period.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**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 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM