Urban Law and Policy
Section 1, Spring 23
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This course will examine the legal, economic, and political forces that have shaped American metropolitan areas with particular attention to the policies that have shaped American cities and suburbs. The course will consider issues such as residential racial segregation, housing policy, school funding, local policing, concentrated poverty, community economic development, federalism, and municipal bankruptcy. The course will combine elements of state and local government law, land use law, and state and federal constitutional law. In addition to the legal literature in the field, participants will read widely in the urban theory and policy literature.
Final Type (if any): None
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO no later than noon on the last day of the finals period.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**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.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Environmental and Land Use Law, Public Policy and Regulation, Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM