Identity, Law, and Politics Seminar

Section 1ZT, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1130-1330
  • WB114
01/27/2022 04/28/2022

Course Description

This seminar will explore the current state of thinking about the relationship between identity, politics and legal regulation. The seminar will largely focus on issues of structural inequality in both the domestic context and in the global south, with an emphasis on the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. We will explore the relationship among race, colonial identity, economic development, with special attention to the debt crises that beset countries in the Global South and the Caribbean.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: The requirements for the class are completion of the reaction papers and active participation in the debates over the papers being presented. There will be a short final paper (roughly ten pages, due via EXPO by noon on the last day of the exam period) exploring themes from the seminar.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: There will be one class meeting most weeks; on some occasions though we will have two sessions if the schedules of our guests requires that.

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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 26, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM