Race and Slavery on UVA's North Grounds

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/8
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • M
  • 1410-1610
  • WB278
09/05/2022 12/05/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This research seminar will explore the historical intersections of slavery, race, and law on UVA’s North Grounds. Class readings, discussions, and field trips will investigate the history of this landscape within a broader historical context of enslavement in Virginia and at the University, land use in Virginia, and the Jim Crow South. Seminar meetings will discuss assigned readings and engage with related research initiatives such as Mapping Cville. Students will design and complete individual research projects on a topic of their choosing related to North Grounds history.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write weekly reading responses due directly to the instructors (not via EXPO). Students will write a final paper due via EXPO by noon on the last day of the final exam period (Dec. 22). Students seeking to use the paper for their upper-level writing requirement must submit a special request form to SRO by the deadline on Sept. 4th. The form is available on LawWeb.

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: This will be a cross-listed class with the UVA History Department. The total enrollment will be around 16 students. The enrollment cap reflected at the top of this page is for the LAW-mnemonic class only.

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
ABA Seminar
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: HIST 5559 (19659)
Concentrations: Legal History, Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM