Law 645 - Race Conscious Remedies

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

C. Harris

General Course Description:

This seminar will focus on race-conscious remedies designed to ameliorate race discrimination and inequality. Preliminary focus will be on the location of race-conscious remedies within the existing framework of anti-discrimination law, both statutory and constitutional, as well as various critiques of traditional remedial approaches. This will provide the platform for consideration of a range of normative, doctrinal and empirical debates in law and public policy regarding race and remediation, including but not limited to affirmative action. Current litigation involving remediation for race based injuries and inequality will be analyzed. We will also examine contemporary research on a number of issues implicated in these debates including research methods, definitions of merit, methods of assessment, institutional culture, structural inequality, and mechanisms of democratic accountability.

Course Information:
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Harris 18F 645 SEM 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Yes