Reparations: Identity, Law and Politics

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 0920-1120
  • WB121
08/30/2022 12/06/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This seminar will explore the current state of thinking about the relationship between identity, politics and the law. The seminar will focus on the idea of "reparations," exploring the history of the concept, theoretical justifications, and empirical evidence of its significance. We will explore the idea of reparations both in the domestic context and in the global south, and explore the relationships among race, colonial identity, and other factors grounding claims for reparations and the amount that is owed.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit weekly reflection comments on the reading, and a short (ten pages) paper on a pre specified topic due via EXPO noon on the last day of the finals period.

Other Work
Active participation in the class sessions is expected.

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:

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:
Concentrations: 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