Race, Education and Opportunity (Zoom-only Class)

Section 1ZO, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 18/40
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1230-1340
  • WWW
01/26/2021 04/29/2021

Course Description

From the founding of our nation, law and policy’s treatment of race have shaped society beginning with slavery through modern times. This course examines the influence of race on U.S. society with a strong emphasis on its influence on educational opportunities and outcomes. 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, school funding, affirmative action, and school 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 and achievement.

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: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 02, 11:59 PM