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LAW E 582 Race, Policing, and Section 1983 Litigation Seminar

Credits: 2-3, Max 3

Investigates policing as instrument of racial subordination and violence, via the lens of 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, which allows suits for civil rights violations, including excessive police force. Covers criminalization of blackness (and other non-white groups), a culture of violence, development of legal rules. Combines casework and litigation strategies with readings from the fields of remedies, philosophy, legal realism, and other doctrine.

Winter, 2 Credit(s)

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David Owens

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