Law-Related Courses Offered by Other Departments Summer 2023

Session A—Six Weeks: May 22–June 30
Session B—Ten Weeks: June 5–August 11
Session C—Eight Weeks: June 20–August 11
Session D—Six Weeks: July 3–August 11
Session E—Three Weeks: July 24–August 11
Session F—Three Weeks: July 3–July 21
Session 12W—12 Weeks: May 22–August 11

Session A (May 22 – June 30) six weeks

AFRICAM 136L:  Criminal Justice & Surveillance in America  Policing Race & Gender in the U.S. (3)

What is the relationship between the criminal justice system and surveillance in America? What role does power play in this relationship? How does this complicated relationship inform, reproduce, and engender understandings about race, class and sexuality? How has this relationship changed over time? How has technological change impacted this relationship? In this course, we will examine the relationship between the criminal justice system and the surveillance of vulnerable communities. We will examine social and historical trends, but our main focus will be on the evolution of this relationship since the mid-20th century, especially how this relationship developed in distressed urban neighborhoods in the post-Civil Rights era.

In this class, we will explore the relationship between policing, marginalized communities, and dynamics of power. Informed by historical, political, and social trends, we will examine how changes in legal regimes shape conditions in marginalized populations. Specifically, we will interrogate the institutionalization of the convict lease system, Jim Crow, and the War on Drugs to examine its impact on informal and formal policing practices. Using an intersectional framework, we will explore how policing reforms affect groups who are historically criminalized, surveiled, and incarcerated. We will conclude with how people resist and reimagine alternate forms of justice. (Area I or Area IV)

ETHSTD 180L 001 and 002: Racial Citizenship and US Immigration (3)  Two Sections are being taught in Session A.
Students will examine the fundamental interconnections between race and the law within and beyond the U.S. from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. Possible course topics include The Carceral State; Race and Immigration; Social Movements and the Law; Citizenship; Indigenous Legal Systems; Law and Literature; and Race, Environmental Justice and the Law. (Area I or Area V)

UGBA 107:  Social & Political Environment of Business (3) 
Study and analysis of American business in a changing social and political environment. Interaction between business and other institutions. Role of business in the development of social values, goals, and national priorities. The expanding role of the corporation in dealing with social problems and issues.

Session D (July 3–August 11) six weeks

AFRICAM 125AC WBL 001: The History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement (3) (Area IV)
The objective of this course is to examine the modern Civil Rights Movement. As traditionally understood, this period began with the May 17, 1954, “Brown vs. Board of Education” Supreme Court decision and ended with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This course will expand this time frame and seek to place this movement in the context of global developments and the broad sweep of United States History. Assigned readings consist of historical and autobiographical texts. Lectures will contextualize the readings by placing the material and its significance within the overall history and culture of Americans. Visual media will augment the lectures.

Africam 139L: The Black Panther Party and American Popular Culture (3) (Area I)
This course will explore the rise and fall of the Oakland, California based Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP), and the role of the organization in rearticulating the urban narrative of resistance to power in America in the 1960s and 1970s. Consideration will be given to the unique relationship the BPP has had with government and law enforcement officials.

Eth Std 144AC:  Racism & the U.S. Law: Historical Treatment of Peoples of Color (4) (Area II or IV)
Intensive histori-legal survey of racism in the United States, exploring the legal antecedents of the country’s contemporary stratified society and emphasizing the role of law as a social policy instrument.Readings and lectures will investigate the prevailing legal currency of racism in the United States through an examination of the country’s formative legal documents and the consequent effects of a myriad of judicial decisions on peoples of color.

Film 177: Entertainment Law (4) (Area II, IV)
The practice of entertainment law in the United States lies at the intersection of a number of legal disciplines, among them Constitutional law, tort law, copyright law, and trademark law, and applies those disciplines to the world of entertainment. This course will introduce you to basic principles of those disciplines and their use in entertainment law. The goal of the course is to equip practitioners in film and media with an understanding of entertainment law sufficient to recognize legal issues that may arise in their practice so as to either avoid problems or find their solutions.