Law 214 - Civil Rights

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

K. Crenshaw C. Harris


General Course Description:

This survey course examines the causal and remedial relationship of law to racial discrimination.  The course begins with a historical overview of the law's engagement with race in order to understand the framework of US anti-discrimination law.  Competing visions of racial equality embedded in civil rights legislation, in case law and in legal discourse and theory are evaluated as well as critiques of traditional models of anti-discrimination law.   We will examine how the legal system has both enabled and constrained anti-racist politics, movements and objectives with particular attention to contemporary civil rights cases and controversies.  

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Harris 21S 214 LEC 1 MTR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 No No
  Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/29/21. Enrolllment is limited to students specializing in Critical Race Studies.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Kimberlé Crenshaw 19S 214 LEC 1 TR 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM 4.0 No No
  This course begins 1/29/2019.
Kimberlé Crenshaw 20S 214 LEC 1 TR 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM 4.0 No No
  Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 2/6/2020.