Asian Americans and Legal Ideology (SC)

Section 1, Spring 18
MMatsuda

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/17
Credits: 1

Course Description

This class will consider contemporary legal issues facing Asian Americans, through the theoretical lens of critical race theory and intersectional feminism. We will consider the racialization and legal status of Asians in the United States, past, present, and future. Topics covered include: immigration, citizenship, violence against Asian Americans, affirmative action, segregation/exclusion, and Asian American participation in the civil rights movement. This class includes discussion of theories of social change and theories of justice. It is a jurisprudence course with a real-world bent. Students are asked to bring their own life experience, geneology, and aspirations to the discussion as we ask how the Asian American quest for justice is part of the process and making of a Constitutionally constituted democracy. While the Asian American experience is centered, students from a variety of backgrounds who care about social justice will find this class useful.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: Students will have the option of submitting a paper or taking a take-home exam. The paper or take-home exam will be due via EXPO no later than April 13, 2018 at noon.
Final Exam Notes:

Students will have the option of submitting a paper or taking a take-home exam. The paper or take-home exam will be due via EXPO no later than April 13, 2018 at noon.


Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will have the option of (1) submitting a 10-15 page paper on a topic of their choice related to the course and due via EXPO no later than April 13, 2018 at noon, (2) submitting a 10-15 page paper reflecting on an experiential project related to the course (e.g. pro bono work, community organizing, campus events/organizations) and due via EXPO no later than April 13, 2018 at noon, or (3) taking a take-home exam based on the readings and class discussions. The take-home exam will be distributed on the last day of class in a sealed envelope, and students will be on their honor to use no more than the stated amount of time to complete the exam upon opening the envelope and uploading their answer(s) thereafter to EXPO no later than April 13, 2018 at noon.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
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.

General Information

Schedule No.
118220924
Law No.
LAW7778
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
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